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Document Type: Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7650
Title: Physical Habitat Monitoring Strategy for Reach-Scale Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring
Author/Editor: K. L. Jones, S. J. O'Daniel, T. J. Beechie, J. Zakrasjek, J. G. Webster
Year: 2015
Institution: U.S. Geolgical Survey
Report Number: USGS Open-File Report 2015-1069
Pages: 58
Date: 2015

Large stream restoration efforts that are greater than 1 kilometer in length are increasingly common under the 2007 Accords agreement between the Bonneville Power Administration and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Most approaches for restoration effectiveness monitoring, however, rely on point measurements or site-scale ( on the order of 100 to 101 m) methods, which may not capture changes in physical habitat relevant for reach-scale restoration projects (on the order of 102-103 m). To address this gap, we identify a suite of reach-scale metrics and methods useful for capturing changes in surface and groundwater hydrology, geomorphology, hydrologic connectivity, and riparian vegetation. The goal of this Physical HAbitat Monitoring Strategy (PHAMS) is to provide a compilation of reach-scale methods that are useful to CTUIR habitat project leaders for monitoring restoration projects in the John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Tucannon, and Grand Ronde basins, and are compatible with ongoing effectiveness monitoring actions in the Columbia River basin.

Theme: Habitats to Support Sustainable Fisheries and Recovered Populations
Foci: Develop effective and efficient habitat restoration and conservation techniques.