Adaptive management cannot be implemented without an effective decision-making structure that completes the loop between information development and the use of that information in decision-making. The institutional structure for decision-making described here is designed to achieve these four functions: 1. Generate science-based information for managers (from monitoring and studies); 2. Convert information into effective management decisions; 3. Involve the public to help provide management direction; and 4. Store and organize information for use by the decision-makers and the public.