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Title:Developing a multi-metric habitat index for wadeable streams in Illinois.
Author(s):Hinz, Leon C., Jr.; Sass, Laura L.; Epifanio, John M.
Subject(s):wadeable streams
physical habitat
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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 474 sites statewide. Index development and outreach will be the focus of our efforts for the remainder of the project. Presentations at three scientific meetings (Midwest Fish & Wildlife 2008, Illinois American Fisheries Society 2009, Emiquon Science Symposium 2009) based on project information were given. This report summaries progress for the period beginning 1 May 2008 and ending 30 April 2009.
Issue Date:2009-06-15
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2009 (17)
Genre:Technical Report
Description:Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grant/Contract No: T-25-P-001
Sponsor:INHS Technical Report Prepared for Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-29

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