GRAIP sediment trap (T. Black)

GRAIP sediment trap (T. Black)

Aquatics Monitoring

Several of the goals of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Act pertain to aquatic habitats, including:

  • Improve fish and wildlife habitat, including for endangered, threatened, and sensitive species;
  • Maintain or improve water quality and watershed function;
  • Prevent, remediate, or control invasions of exotic species; and
  • Maintain, decommission, and rehabilitate roads and trails.

Restoration treatments aimed at one or more of these goals will influence riparian habitats and their inhabitants. The SWCC Aquatics Monitoring Working Group has focused on two aquatics components: 1) sensitive fish species and 2) sediment delivery from roads to streams.

 

Current Aquatics monitoring projects:

Bull trout (R. Al-Chokhachy)

Bull trout (R. Al-Chokhachy)