Developing a Multimetric Habitat Index for Wadeable Streams in Illinois

Laura L. Sass, Leon C. Hinz Jr, John M. Epifanio, Ann Marie Holtrop

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report


As Illinois’ Wildlife Action Plan is implemented, there is a need for a habitat index that reflects improvements and deteriorations in aquatic systems. The main objectiveof this project was to develop a multi-metric habitat index for use in wadeable streams that was rapid to conduct, adjusted for regional differences that exist under natural conditions, and able to detect meaningful changes in a stream over time
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Jun 24 2010

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2010 (21)


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