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.

Contact Information

Summer Employment

AREMP hires summer seasonal employees for our field monitoring crews - for details go to this Watershed Monitoring Summer Employment.

Reports

Time Five-Year Monitoring Reports
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Monitoring Reports

For older reports see the Watersheds Archive.


Data

Data Reports
Northwest Forest Plan-the first 20 years (1994-2008): watershed condition status and trend