ARE YOU GETTING WHAT YOU
Step G. Evaluate and revise.
Even a successfully implemented management strategy must be monitored to
ensure that progress is being made and standards are being met. Evaluation
provides the feedback necessary to determine whether the management strategy
is working. Periodic evaluation also provides an opportunity to reassess
the needs and goals of the community. The management strategy may need
to be adjusted to reflect new or altered goals. By providing for regular
evaluation as part of the management process, the need for change can be
identified before a crisis develops.
If you have set quantifiable goals, evaluating progress will be a relatively
straightforward process. The types of evaluation techniques you will use
will vary with the goal being evaluated. The Evaluation
Methods page describes a number of simple techniques that can be used
to monitor ordinance effectiveness.