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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring & Evaluation (NR16)


  • demonstrate skills to effectively monitor and evaluate aquatic/riparian restoration projects;
  • and develop an effective aquatic ecosystem monitoring program.


This western workshop focuses on building successful aquatic ecosystem monitoring programs: FS monitoring responsibilities and legal mandate; priority development; introduction to sampling design - basic statistical principles necessary for designing effective aquatic monitoring strategies; monitoring objectives based on management objectives; sampling techniques; field equipment; data analysis - methodologies used for analysis; evaluation, interpreting and reporting monitoring data.

Part of the USDA Pacific Northwest Aquatic Training program.

Eastern version available through Dr. Brett Roper; “Aquatic Monitoring - Eastern”

Dates: TBD - Request in AgLearn

AgLearn Keywords: R6 2600 NR16 monitoring aquatic ecosystems
Registering in AgLearn

Tuition: $800 - Tuition includes:

  • Workshop materials & Take home tools
  • Instruction

Dropping from the Workshop: Tuition is low for this workshop consequently there is not much leeway on letting people drop. If you are registered, check with us first, just in case we have a waiting list. If there is not a waiting list, you will need to find a substitute or pay fixed costs. The budget has been set and spent based on current confirmation. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Agenda & Workshop Info


USFS, PNW Region, Natural Resources, Aquatic Training Program, Portland, OR

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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: November 2014