IntroductionWelcome to the Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBPs) training module. The information in this module introduces the use of RBPs as an efficient, cost-effective bioassessment method. For further technical information, the entire document (approx. 300 pages) on which this module is based, Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Use in Streams and Wadeable Rivers: Periphyton, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Fish, Second Edition, can be downloaded from the Monitoring Program Web site of the USEPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.
The goals of our training module are to:
- Introduce the approach and methods for rapid bioassessment,
- Highlight the ways rapid bioassessment may be used in stream monitoring, planning, management, and restoration efforts, and
- Point out the strengths of rapid bioassessment.
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