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Main Title Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program: Surface Waters. Western Pilot Study: Field Operations Manual for Wadeable Streams.
Author D. V. Peck ; A. T. Herlihy ; B. H. Hill ; R. M. Hughes ; P. R. Kaufmann
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div.; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife.; National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Duluth, MN. Mid-Continent Ecology Div. (Duluth) Library.; Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia, WA. Forestry Sciences Lab.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/620/R-06/003
Stock Number PB2010-106544
Additional Subjects Surface waters ; Manuals ; Field operations ; Ecological indicators ; Figures ; Aquatic vertebrates ; Physical habitats ; Wadeable streams ; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) ; Fish tissue contaminants ; Invasive riparian plants ; Periphyton ; Benthic macroinvertebrates ; Initial site procedures ; Base location activities
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-106544 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 332p
The methods and instructions for field operations presented in this manual for surveys of wadeable streams were initially developed and tested during 5 years of pilot and demonstration projects (1993 through 1997). These projects were conducted under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its collaborators through the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). This program focuses on evaluating ecological conditions on regional and national scales. This document describes procedures for collecting data, samples, and information about biotic assemblages, environmental measures, or attributes of indicators of stream ecosystem condition. The procedures presented in this manual were developed based on standard or accepted methods, modified as necessary to adapt them to EMAP sampling requirements for the Western Pilot Study. They are intended for use in field studies sponsored by EMAP, and related projects such as the USEPA Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (R-EMAP), and the Temporally Integrated Monitoring of Ecosystems study (TIME). In addition to methodology, additional information on data management, safety and health, and other logistical aspects is integrated into the procedures and overall operational scenario.