How does the adaptive management strategy work?
The marine spatial plan uses the best currently available data to make recommendations and guidelines. However, as new data and information about the marine environment and specific project proposals are available, these will need to be considered in marine planning decisions. Significant changes to information could prompt the state to revise and update the plan. The adaptive management strategy created in the plan will provide an ongoing process for considering new information and making adjustments to the plan, as needed (see RCW 43.372.040.6a).