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Focus on: Rivers and streams in the Lower Columbia and Coastal regions to be surveyed in 2014

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14-03-008February 2014
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Author(s) Merritt, G. and C. Hartman
Description The 6th field season of sampling for the Watershed Health Monitoring (WHM) program will begin on July 1, 2014. The Department of Ecology contracted with the Amnis Opes Institute (AOI) to conduct this fieldwork, and this year they will work in the Lower Columbia and Coastal regions. With landowner permission, AOI will sample randomly selected reaches of rivers and streams on non-federal and non-tribal lands.

This effort monitors rivers and streams to provide a consistent, objective picture of habitat and biological conditions and also to detect regional trends. Habitat monitoring looks at channel dimensions, substrate, cover, vegetation structure, water quality, and sediment chemistry. Biological monitoring looks at fishes, amphibians, and macroinvertebrates.
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Keywords Lower Columbia River basin, rivers, streams
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