Measuring What Matters: Threshold and Monitoring Update Strategic Initiative

One of TRPA’s strategic initiatives focuses on how information is collected, analyzed, and applied to support better decisions that accelerate environmental improvement. The initiative’s scope includes review of the threshold standards that establish TRPA’s goals and updating the suite of performance measures the agency uses to assess effectiveness of all components of the Regional Plan.

In 2022, the Environmental Improvement Program coordinating committee identified a subset of the 10 threshold standard categories upon which to focus: Air Quality, Fisheries, Soil Conservation, Vegetation Preservation, Water Quality, and Wildlife. They created an outline for threshold standard development, and identified 22 goals to guide the update.

Air Quality
Standards Report
Presentation

Forest Health
Standards Report

(Other thresholds to be added as discussed)

Threshold Update Initiative Stakeholders Working Group Meetings

The Threshold Update Initiative Stakeholders Working Group is comprised of Advisory Planning Commission members charged with providing feedback on the overall direction for the initiative, as well as providing recommendations on partner and stakeholder engagement. The group was appointed by the TRPA Governing Board in March of 2022. Click here to view a list of members.

August 10, 2022:
Full Summary
Meeting Materials

July 13, 2022:
Full Summary
Meeting Materials