Abstract Title

Session S-05C: Using Stream Bugs to Manage and Restore Watersheds

Keywords

Freshwater

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

The 692 square mile Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish watershed, containing over 1.4 million human inhabitants, is the most populous watershed in the state of Washington. Yet despite its profound alterations, the watershed continues to sustain several salmon stocks including two ESA-listed Chinook salmon populations. Watershed and salmon conservation efforts are led by a collaborative Salmon Recovery Council representing 27 local governments, citizens, non-profits, state and federal agencies. There is strong support for the persistent collection of data to monitor watershed health and salmon recovery in the watershed. We will present results from a multi-year investigation linking biological data to stream habitat, land use and hydrology trends in the watershed, and discuss how this and other information is used to help adaptively manage salmon recovery efforts in the watershed.

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May 1st, 10:30 AM May 1st, 12:00 PM

Monitoring for Adaptive Management: Status and Trends Monitoring of Aquatic and Riparian Habitats in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed

Room 606

The 692 square mile Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish watershed, containing over 1.4 million human inhabitants, is the most populous watershed in the state of Washington. Yet despite its profound alterations, the watershed continues to sustain several salmon stocks including two ESA-listed Chinook salmon populations. Watershed and salmon conservation efforts are led by a collaborative Salmon Recovery Council representing 27 local governments, citizens, non-profits, state and federal agencies. There is strong support for the persistent collection of data to monitor watershed health and salmon recovery in the watershed. We will present results from a multi-year investigation linking biological data to stream habitat, land use and hydrology trends in the watershed, and discuss how this and other information is used to help adaptively manage salmon recovery efforts in the watershed.