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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Aquatic Monitoring - Eastern (AM)

Objectives are to introduce the conceptual framework, legal policies, biological/physical/statistical principles, and field techniques needed to develop an effective aquatic resource monitoring program. Elemental knowledge of aquatic ecology, basic life histories of aquatic biota, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, water chemistry, and sampling design/statistical considerations needed specifically for monitoring will be presented. Part of time devoted to field demonstration of data collection techniques and relevant equipment. Case studies which illustrate successful applications of monitoring information will be presented, covering such issues as grazing, timber harvest/roading, and chemical pollution, aquatic TES species population viability, and land use effects on wetlands and lakes. Participants will design an aquatic monitoring program for actual use on their field units.

Date: On Demand - Request in AgLearn.
Contact Brett Roper to schedule your workshop;
or "Request" through AgLearn

AgLearn Keywords: 2600 308
Registering in AgLearn

Tuition: Based on selected location and number of participants.
Location: Eastern United States. You coordinate with Brett Roper.

Agenda & Workshop Info


  • Dr. Brett Roper, US Forest Service - National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center

Comparison of the two "Aquatic Monitoring" workshops:

Aquatic Monitoring - Eastern and Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring & Evaluation (NR16 - R6/PNW Aquatic Ecosystems Technical Training Series) cover similar topics but differ in perspective. Aquatic Monitoring-Eastern focuses on techniques and topics relevant to the eastern United States. NR16 focuses on techniques and topics relevant to the western United States. See the respective web pages or vendors for detailed information. NR16 is scheduled annually at a predetermined location. AM-Eastern is "on demand": you contact Brett Roper to set up a workshop in your area. It is easy to set up a workshop with Brett. Give us a call and we will help you.



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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Phone: 435-881-4203
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: June 2012