19 BIG IDEAS POWER EAP: “The building blocks process of testing, refining and mainstreaming the methodology and metrics yielded 19 foundational concepts which we describe as big ideas,” stated Tim Pringle, EAP Chair
“What gets measured gets managed (or could be). The challenge for local governments is how to determine financial values for a natural asset such as a stream system. The community uses and enjoys these assets and expects local government to include them in asset management plans and budgets. EAP provides an original way to analyze and present data from existing sources as well as field observations. The analytical and quantitative steps are designed to be carried out by local government and collaborators, primarily stream stewards,” stated Tim Pringle.