USDA Forest Service Resource Information Group

Protocols Related to Conservation of Biological Diversity

Available Conservation of Biological Diversity Protocols for the National Forest System.
Available Protocols Contact Information Associated Database
Aerial Detection Surveys for disturbance by insects, diseases, and other disturbances Jeff Mai, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team Multiple systems
Basinwide Estimation of Habitat and Fish Populations in Streams Andrew Dolloff
Coldwater Habitat Project Lead
Southern Research Station
 
Common Stand Exam Kathy Sleavin, WO-NRIS NRIS FSVEG
Development of Protocols to Inventory or Monitor Wildlife, Fish, or Rare Plants (GTR-WO-72) Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Existing Vegetation Classification and Mapping Technical Guide Rick Ullrich
Assistant Director
U.S. Forest Service Resource Information Group (RIG)
202-205-1120 or rullrich@fs.fed.us
 
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Level I Inventory Field Guide: Inventory Methods for Assessment and Planning (GTRWO-86a) (PDF 8.85 MB)

Printable Version (booklet format 5.5" x 8.5") of GDE Level 1 Inventory Field Guide (PDF 1.7 MB)
Christopher Carlson,
National Groundwater Program Lead
WO- Minerals and Geology Management
GDE Inventory Access Database
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Level II Inventory Field Guide: Inventory Methods for Project Design and Analysis (GTRWO-86b) (PDF 9.89 MB) Christopher Carlson,
National Groundwater Program Lead
WO- Minerals and Geology Management
GDE Inventory Access Database
Keeping it Wild: An Interagency Strategy to Monitor Trends in Wilderness Character Across the National Wilderness Preservation System Dr. Pete Landres, Ecologist Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute  
Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Danielle Kaschube
MAPS Coordinator
NON-FS: Institute for Bird Populations
 
Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Technical Guide Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
National Inventory and Assessment Procedure for Identifying Barriers to Aquatic Organisms Passage at Road-Stream Crossings Kim Clarkin
Hydrologist
San Dimas Technology and Development Center
NRIS
Northern Goshawk Inventory and Monitoring Tech Guide Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Strategies for Monitoring Terrestrial Animals and Habitats, RMRS GTR 161 Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory - Landscape and Land Unit Levels Protocol Project (update proposed)
Description of Ecological Subregions: Sections of the Conterminous United States
Eunice Padley, National Program Soils Leader, WO- WFWARP; and Dave Cleland
National Ecologist
WO-Range Staff
 

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Conservation of Biological Diversity Protocols in Progress for the National Forest System
Protocols in Progress Contact Information Associated Database
Aquatic Ecological Unit Inventory (AEUI): Inventory and Monitoring of Aquatic Biota in Wadeable Streams Protocol Project Brett Roper,
Aquatic Monitoring Center Program Lead
WO- WFWARP
NRIS
Aquatic Ecological Unit Inventory (AEUI): Valley Segment and River Reach Technical Guide Project  (Initiated 2004) John Potyondy,
Hydrologist & Program Lead, STREAM Team
Rocky Mountain Research Station
 
Groundwater Inventory and Monitoring Technical Guide Christopher Carlson,
National Groundwater Program Lead
WO- Minerals and Geology Management
 
Technical Guide for Managing Groundwater Resources Christopher Carlson,
National Groundwater Program Lead
WO- Minerals and Geology Management
 
Technical Guide for Determining Ecological Water Requirements Joe Gurrieri,
Centralized National Operations, Office of Geologic Resources, Hazards, and Surface Management WO-Minerals and Geology Management
 
Groundwater Inventory and Monitoring Technical Notes Joe Gurrieri,
Centralized National Operations, Office of Geologic Resources, Hazards, and Surface Management WO-Minerals and Geology Management
 
Inventory and Monitoring of Riparian Areas - West Dave Merritt
Riparian Plant Ecologist, STREAM Team
Rocky Mountain Research Station
 
Terrestrial Fauna Technical Guides for Bat Surveys and Habitat Monitoring Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Vegetation Classification, Mapping, and Inventory Rick Ullrich
Assistant Director
U.S. Forest Service Resource Information Group (RIG)
202-205-1120 or rullrich@fs.fed.us
 

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Proposed Conservation of Biological Diversity Protocols for the National Forest System
Proposed Protocols Contact Information Associated Database
Heritage survey, storage, and mapping protocols Floyd Thompson
Sustainable Tourism & Scenic Byways
WO- Recreation and Heritage Resources
 
Integrated Ecosystem Inventory and Monitoring Protocol Project Wayne Padgett
Vegetation Ecologist
WO- Range
 
Integrated Invasive Species Data Collection and Analysis Michael Ielmini,
National Invasive Species Program Manager
WO- Rangeland
 
Integrated Rangeland Inventory Protocol Project Wayne Padgett
Vegetation Ecologist
WO- Range
 
Integrated Rangeland Monitoring Protocol Project Wayne Padgett
Vegetation Ecologist
WO- Range
 
Interagency Ecological Site Description Protocol Wayne Padgett
Vegetation Ecologist
WO- Range
 
Interagency Grid-Based Ecosystem Inventory Protocol Project Wayne Padgett
Vegetation Ecologist
WO- Range
 
Inventory and Monitoring of Riparian Areas - East Dave Merritt, Stream Systems Technology Center (STREAM), Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants  
Inventory and Monitoring Protocol for Botanicals Larry Stritch
Botanist
WO- Rangeland
 
Rare Plant Monitoring Protocols Larry Stritch
Botanist
WO- Rangeland
 
Rare Plant Pollinator Inventory and Monitoring Protocols Larry Stritch
Botanist
WO- Rangeland
 
Rare Plant Seed Collection Protocols Larry Stritch
Botanist
WO- Rangeland
 
Rare Plant Survey Protocols Larry Stritch
Botanist
WO- Rangeland
 

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If a protocol is missing or for further information, please contact:

Rick Ullrich
Assistant Director
U.S. Forest Service Resource Information Group (RIG)
202-205-1120 or rullrich@fs.fed.us

USDA Forest Service
Ecosystem Management Coordination (EMC)
1400 Independence Ave.
Mailstop: 1104
Washington, DC 20250-1104

(202) 205-0895

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