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Stream Monitoring and Research Team — Eastern Region (SMARTER)
 
  Objectives   Learn More about SMART
  1. To foster stream-monitoring and stream-research collaborations in Eastern Ontario
  2. To advance science related to stream ecosystems
  3.  To inform and evaluate stream management in Eastern Ontario
 


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  Scope and Goals  

SMARTER’s region of interest includes Ontario’s south-eastern watersheds. The area of primary interest is defined as the area of Ontario included in the Quinte, Cataraqui, Crowe, Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley, South Nation, and Raisin Region conservation authority jurisdictions (see SMART region map).

 
  The Team will:  
  1. Form the core of a stream-monitoring and stream-research network, and maintain a list of priority research questions
  2. Share information, and collaborate on stream monitoring and
    research, data management, fund-raising, and training programs
  3. Publish science and communicate results (with other SMART networks, as well as with other interested audiences) as a way of advancing stream science and distributing knowledge; organize stream-research workshops, presentations, educational updates, and current topics.
  4. Make science-based stream-management recommendations, and assist water-management agencies to use stream science to improve how eastern Ontario’s environment is managed