Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators (Page 1)  
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Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators

This document provides guidelines for the successful production of non-tidal stream health report cards. Specifically, this document develops clear and consistent protocols for the identification, collection, and analysis of indicators to be used by report card-producing organizations in Mid-Atlantic rivers and streams. The overall objective of this protocol document is to encourage and enable comparisons of monitoring results from report card-producing organizations and to increase the scientific validity of report cards as outreach tools. This document is intended for use in non-tidal areas only, as the ecosystem health indicators and thresholds discussed are pertinent only to river and stream ecosystems.

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Author(s)Wicks EC, Fries AS and Kelsey RH
IAN Author(s)Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey
Date Published2013-05-07
TypeReport
ProjectChesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization
EcoCheck
Location(s)Chesapeake Bay
Number of Pages59
Filesize35 MB
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