7.0 Review and Revise the Design: Overview

Review and Revise the DesignThis Step 7 is about evaluating how well the monitoring plan results meet the original monitoring goals and what to do if they do not.   Experience has shown that practitioners can expect to iteratively review and improve their monitoring designs.  Rarely is a monitoring design successful on the first attempt, and even a successful design can be improved after information is collected over time on sampling variability.  Also, monitoring goals may change over time.  In step 7, you will find a step-wise process to review and improve your monitoring designs. The benefits of this step are that you can ensure the monitoring program achieves the goals and expectations of decision makers, and that it is cost-effective and efficient.