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Protocols Related to Conservation and Maintenance of Soil, Water, and Air Resources

Available Conservation and Maintenance of Soil, Water, and Air Resources Protocols for the National Forest System.
Available Protocols Contact Information Associated Database
Basinwide Estimation of Habitat and Fish Populations in Streams Andrew Dolloff
Coldwater Habitat Project Lead
Southern Research Station
 
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
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 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
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)
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
 
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)
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
 
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
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
 

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Conservation and Maintenance of Soil, Water, and Air Resources 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 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
 
National Surface Water Chemistry Protocols for the Air Program Ann Acheson
National Air Program Manager
WO-Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants
 

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Proposed Conservation and Maintenance of Soil, Water, and Air Resources 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
 
Inventory and Monitoring of Riparian Areas - East Dave Merritt, Stream Systems Technology Center (STREAM), Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants  

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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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