Mitigation and Monitoring Practices Tool (MMP Tool)

Quick Start Guide User Manual
You can fill out answers to the following questions using the survey found here.
You can also email your responses to Kate Williams (E-TWG members) and Lyndie Hice-Dunton (F-TWG members).
1.Please share what you would consider the main goal that the Tool will help address.
2.Who do you envision using the Tool?
3.Is the degree of detail provided in the Tool appropriate for meeting your goals and/or needs? If your answer is no, then what changes to the tool do you recommend?
4.Do the sorting criteria and generalized MMPs cover what is necessary to meet your goals? If not, what do you suggest we add or remove?
5.Based on the E-TWG meeting discussion, would you like to see a criterion in the Tool that addresses place in the mitigation hierarchy? If so, please describe how you would like to see that in the Tool output?
6.For the implementation field, we are not sure whether it would be of more benefit to you to limit a determination of evidence of efficacy (i.e., scientific testing of an MMP) to the specific condition tested or the broader type of MMP. For example, there are studies of fish movements over buried electrical cable that show efficacy of this MMP, but the tests are for specific conditions (e.g., certain cable size, depth, type of sediment, certain fish species, etc.). Would you prefer that we say that an MMP that is more general like “bury cable” is not tested because only specific situations have been tested, or would you prefer we say it has been tested because some conditions have been tested?
7.Do you have any suggestions for the tool design (e.g., order of sorting criteria, query process, viewing MMPs)?
8.Are there MMP-related documents that should be added to the database? (A full list of citations is included in the User Manual).
9.Do you prefer accessing the Tool on the F-TWG website or would you like to be able to download the Tool?
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