DNRP 2014 Community and Environmental Indicators
In simplest terms, indicators are measures of environmental conditions, while performance measures show how DNRP is doing at improving these conditions.
In practice, however, there is not always a clear line between measures that are environmental indicators and those that are measuring our agency's performance.
DNRP distinguishes between environmental indicators and performance measures based on the degree of our influence — measures that have many contributing factors are included as indicators, while measures that are strongly influenced by DNRP policies, programs, and practices are considered performance measures.
DNRP KingStat environmental indicators are summarized in five groups:
The pie chart at the top of each indicator page provides a high-level summary of that indicator's condition. Readers will find more detailed information on environmental conditions by reviewing the various component measures, while information on how the data is collected can be found at the bottom of the page in "Technical Notes."
Information about these environmental indicators use a simple red/yellow/green/gray designation, where:
- Green signifies meeting or exceeding an adopted standard, a stated goal, or improved from prior years;
- Yellow signifies approaching to within 10 percent of an adopted standard, stated goal or has remained steady with prior years;
- Red signifies being below the standard or goal, or declining from prior years; and
- Gray signifies insufficient data at this time.