Developing a multi-metric habitat index for wadeable streams in Illinois (T-25-P-001). Annual Segment Report to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008)

Leon C. Hinz Jr., Laura L. Sass, Robert Fischer, John M. Epifanio

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Abstract

This project was initiated to describe key aquatic habitat characteristics and their association to anthropogenic disturbance by developing a field based, rapid assessment method for qualitatively monitoring instream conditions using a multi-metric habitat index. We have developed and applied a method for rating disturbance in wadeable streams throughout Illinois and collected information on physical habitat at 299 sites to date. Index development is in the preliminary stages with field work to continue during the summer of 2008. This report summarizes work performed for the period ending April 30, 2008 (Appendix A contains Eastern Illinois University subcontract annual report).
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Jun 18 2008

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2008 (22)
No.22

Keywords

  • INHS

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