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:
Geomorphic Roads Analysis and Inventory Program (GRAIP) and PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring (PIBO) - Project Summary
Water quality monitoring - Project Summary
Bull trout genetic assignment in the Blackfoot River drainage - Project Summary
Data: None at this time
Westslope cutthroat trout monitoring in the Swan River drainage - Project Summary
Swan Lake Lake Trout Removal Project:
Reports: 2016 Annual Report
Water Sampling for Invasive Species