Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment of Selected Sites within the Sonoma Creek Watershed

Used In: 
Watershed Plan
Used In: 
Watershed Scorecard
Used In: 
Groundwater Management Plan
Authors: 
Sustainable Land Stewardship Institute; Sonoma Ecology Center
Publication Date: 
2003
Publisher: 
Sonoma Ecology Center
Publication Place: 
Sonoma CA
Abstract: 

In 2000, the Sonoma Ecology Center initiated a program to assess the biological and physical/habitat condition of various mainstem and tributary streams within the Sonoma Creek watershed. Eleven monitoring stations were established and sampled one, two, or three consecutive years following the standardized protocol, California Stream Bioassessment Procedure (Harrington 1996), recommended by the California Department of Fish and Game. The goal of the program was to:

(1) Provide baseline information on the macroinvertebrate assemblages within the Sonoma Creek watershed
(2) Evaluate the physical/habitat condition and the biological integrity using the Russian River Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) at sampling sites
(3) Provide recommendations and strategies for future monitoring.

Keywords: 
Biological assessments; Water quality
Progress: 
Complete
Name: 
Deanne DiPietro
Organization: 
Sonoma Ecology Center
Address: 
P.O. Box 1486, Eldridge, CA 95431
Phone: 
707-996-0712
AttachmentSize
2000-02_BMI_Report.zip5.6 MB

Biological and Physical/Habitat Assessment of Selected Sites within the Sonoma Creek Watershed data, by Station

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