USDA Forest Service Resource Information Group

Master List of Inventory and Monitoring Protocols

Available Inventory and Monitoring 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 Not applicable
Ecosystem Assessment at the Watershed Scale, Federal Guide for Watershed Analysis, and Section II for Analysis Methods Kerry Overton, Air, Water, and Aquatics Science, Rocky Mountain Research Station  
Effectiveness Monitoring for Streams and Riparian Areas Within the Upper Columbia River Basin (PIBO) Sampling Protocol for Stream Channel Attributes Brett Roper, Aquatic Monitoring Center Program Lead, WO- WFWARP  
Effectiveness Monitoring for Streams and Riparian Areas Within the Upper Columbia River Basin (PIBO): Sampling Protocol for Riparian Vegetation Brett Roper, Aquatic Monitoring Center Program Lead, WO- WFWARP  
EPA Total Suspended Particulates Tim Hanley, EPA Particulate Matter Monitoring Coordination, NON-FS: US Environmental Protection Agency; or Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-WFWARP NRIS Air
Existing Vegetation Classification and Mapping Technical Guide Patrice Janiga, Portfolio Manager, WO- EMC Resource Information Group Data can be obtained from and stored in variety of systems, users use corporate GIS systems.
Field Guide for Surface Water Sample and Data Collection and Surface Water Chemistry Monitoring Record data sheets Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants NRIS Air
Forest Inventory and Analysis Field Guide, Methods, and Procedures Greg Reams, National Program Manager , Forest Inventory and Analysis NIMS
Forest Soil Disturbance Monitoring Protocol Randy Davis, National Soils Program Lead, WO- Wildlife Fish and Rare Plants  
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
IMPLAN Pro User's Guide Version 2.0 Susan Winter, Economics Support, WO- Planning Analysis Group IMPLAN
IMPROVE Aerosol Sampler Operations Manual Marc Pitchford , IMPROVE Steering Committee Chair, NON-FS: NOAA Desert Research Institute; or, Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-WFWARP VIEWS
(non-FS, linked through IMPROVE website)
Integrated Riparian Evaluation Guide (IREG) - Intermountain Region Mary Manning, Reg Vegetation Ecologist, Northern Region  
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  
Lichen Biomonitoring Greg Reams, National Program Manager, FIA, WO- Research and Development  
Mercury Deposition Network Kirsey Longley, Mercury Deposition Network Site Liaison, NON-FS: Frontier Geosciences; or, Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-WFWARP NADP
(non-FS, linked through NADP website)
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 NRIS FAUNA
National Atmospheric Deposition Program (Site Selection and Installation) Mark Rhodes, Quality Assurance Manager, NON-FS: National Atmospheric Deposition Program; or, Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-WFWARP NADP
(non-FS, linked through NADP website)
National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (USGS) Franceska Wilde, hydrologist, USGS Office of Water Quality  
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
National Trends Network, Federal Reference Method Matt Layden, Site Operations and Equipment Liaison, NON-FS: National Trends Network; or, Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-WFWARP NADP
(non-FS, linked through NADP website)
National Visitor Use Monitoring Don English, Visitor Use Monitoring Program Manager, WO- Recreation and Heritage Resources NVUM
Northern Goshawk Inventory and Monitoring Tech Guide Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants NRIS FAUNA
R1/R4 (Northern/Intermountain Regions) Fish and Fish Habitat Standard Inventory Procedures Handbook. INT-GTR-346 Kerry Overton, Air, Water, and Aquatics Science Program Manager, Rocky Mountain Research Station  
Road Analysis: Informing Decisions About Managing the National Forest Transportation System   Please refer to Handbook Reference 7709.55 Travel Planning Handbook (PDF)
Standard Operating Procedure for Passive Samplers: Ogawa Samplers for O3, NH3, NO2 and NOx Ann Acheson, National Air Program Manager, WO-Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants NRIS Air
Strategies for Monitoring Terrestrial Animals and Habitats, RMRS GTR 161 Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Stream Condition Inventory Technical Guide version 5.0 - Pacific Southwest Region. July 2005 Joseph Furnish, Regional Aquatic Ecologist, Pacific Southwest Region  
Stream Inventory Handbook Level I & II - Pacific Northwest Region version 2.6 Catherine (Katie) Serres, Stream Inventory Coordinator, Mt. Hood NF Forest Service Aquatic Surveys application
Technical Guide for Managing Groundwater Resources Christopher Carlson,
National Groundwater Program Lead
WO- Minerals and Geology Management
 
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 NRIS Terra

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Inventory and Monitoring 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
 
A Technical Guide for Integrating Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness into Land and Resource Management Planning (Draft, Available to Forest Service Employees) Deidre St. Louis, Recreation Planning Lead, WO Recreation, Heritage, Volunteer Resources  
Content Analysis Methods and Information Betsy Rickards, NFS (WO), EMC, NEPA  
Draft Economic Impact Analysis Technical Guide Susan Winter
Economics Support
WO- Planning Analysis Group
Data used from IMPLAN
Groundwater Inventory and Monitoring Technical Guide 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
 
LIDAR Technology Transfer Haans Fisk
WO – RSAC
 
National Collaboration Cadre Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
National Protocol Governance Strategy Peter Williams
Collaborative Planning and Multiparty Monitoring Specialist,
WO-EMC Resource Information Group
 
National Surface Water Chemistry Protocols for the Air Program Ann Acheson
National Air Program Manager
WO-Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants
 
Potential Natural Vegetation Classification and Mapping Technical Guide Rick Ullrich
Assistant Director
WO- EMC Resource Information Group
 
Social and Economic Protocols – Training and Technology Transfer Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Terrestrial Fauna Technical Guides for Bat Surveys and Habitat Monitoring Sandy Boyce, National Wildlife Ecologist, WO Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants  
Non-Market Recreation Valuation
(update)
Betsy Rickards, NFS (WO), EMC, NEPA  
Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes Technical Guide Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
Not applicable
Vegetation Classification, Mapping, and Inventory Patrice Janiga
Portfolio Manager
WO- EMC Resource Information Group
 

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Proposed Inventory and Monitoring Protocols for the National Forest System
Proposed Protocols Contact Information Associated Database
Air Pollution Sensitive Resources: Soil Chemistry, Lichen Communities, and Aquatic Biota Monitoring Protocol Ann Acheson
National Air Program Manager
WO-WFWARP
 
Best Management Practices Standards and Monitoring Sherry Hazelhurst
National Surface Water/ Watershed Improvement Program Lead
WO- WFWARP
 
Environmental Justice for Forest Service Field Employees Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Heritage survey, storage, and mapping protocols Mike Kaczor, Heritage Program Manager  
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
 
Protocol for Assisting Communities to Assess Risk to Community Social and Economic Interests Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Protocol for Regional Social and Economic Assessment and Analysis of Strategic Plan Goals Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Protocol for Utilizing RBSim2 for Travel Management Planning on National Forests Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Protocols for Comparing Local and National Public Attitudes Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
Protocols for Determining the Representativeness of Special Interest Groups Ashley Goldhor-Wilcock
Human Dimensions National Program Lead
WO- Ecosystem Management Coordination
 
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
 
Technical Guidance for NFMA Land Management Plan Information Analyses and Reporting Susan Winter
Economics Support
WO- EMC Planning Analysis Group
 
Water Infrastructure Inventory and Database Jean Thomas
National Water Rights and Uses Program Leader
WO- WFWARP
 

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

Patrice Janiga, PMP
Resource Information Protocols Portfolio Manager
970-295-5712 or pjaniga@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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