Watershed monitoring photo collage

The Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Plan (AREMP) characterizes the ecological condition of watersheds and aquatic ecosystems to answer the core question:

“Are the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and the BLM Western Oregon Resource Management Plans maintaining and restoring the conditions of aquatic and riparian ecosystems on federal lands in the Forest Plan area?”

AREMP determines the status and trend of inchannel and upslope-riparian watershed condition for sixth-field watersheds (HUC12) within the NWFP area. Upslope and riparian condition are based on mapped data (e.g. road density, vegetation) for all watersheds with ≥5% federal ownership. Inchannel condition is based on stream data (e.g. substrate, wood, pools, temperature, and macroinvertebrates) collected yearly under a sampling program that visits watersheds with 25% or more federal ownership in repeating eight year rotations.

Contacts

Name Phone E-mail
Christine Hirsch - Program Manager 541.750.7017 chirsch@fs.fed.us
Ron Beloin - Database Manager 541.750.7270 ronaldmbeloin@fs.fed.us
Mark Raggon - Field Coordinator 541.750.7021 mraggon@fs.fed.us

Summer Employment

AREMP hires summer seasonal employees for our field monitoring crews - for details go to this page.

Reports

5-year Monitoring Reports Format
20-year Miller, Stephanie A.; Gordon, Sean N.; Eldred, Peter; Beloin, Ronald M.; Wilcox, Steve; Raggon, Mark; Andersen, Heidi; Muldoon, Ariel. 2017. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 20 years (1994–2013): watershed condition status and trends. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-932. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 74 p. [2-page summary] PDF
15-year Lanigan, Steven H.; Gordon, Sean N.; Eldred, Peter; Isley, Mark; Wilcox, Steve; Moyer, Chris; Andersen, Heidi. 2012. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 15 years (1994–2008): watershed condition status and trend. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-856. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 155 p. [2-page summary] PDF
10-year Gallo, Kirsten; Lanigan, Steven H.; Eldred, Peter; Gordon, Sean N.; Moyer, Chris. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994–2003): preliminary assessment of the condition of watersheds. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-647. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 133 p. PDF
Monitoring plan Reeves, Gordon H.; Hohler, David B.; Larsen, David P.; Busch, David E.; Kratz, Kim; Reynolds, Keith; Stein, Karl F.; Atzet, Thomas; Hays, Polly; Tehan, Michael. 2004. Effectiveness monitoring for the aquatic and riparian component of the Northwest Forest Plan: conceptual framework and options. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-577. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 71 p. PDF
Other Reports  
  AREMP 2017 Field Protocol Manual PDF
  AREMP 2016 Aquatic Invasive Species Report PDF
  AREMP 2016 Stream and Air Temperature Monitoring Report PDF
  AREMP 2016 Annual Report PDF

For older reports see the document archive.

Data

Description Metadata Format
Northwest Forest Plan-the first 20 years (1994-2008): watershed condition status and trend htm ArcGIS 10.3 geodatabase
[31 MB]