Protocols

Posted: March 14, 2016
Aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling for restoration projects protocol and methodology. Description of methodology and sampling protocols.

Posted: February 8, 2017
Greenhouse Gas Sampling Protocol for Mountain Meadows for use in ongoing studies that are part of the Sierra Meadows research

Posted: February 22, 2017
Articulates methods for monitoring hydrologic and water quality impacts of meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada. This includes recommended analyses and standard metrics that, if reported, will enable future regional studies to combine data across meadow restoration projects. These methods are not exhaustive, rather we identify the key indicators that should be monitored by all projects aiming to alter hydrology or water quality through meadow restoration. Data collected are grouped into five categories based on the objectives they support: 1) groundwater elevation; 2) stream flow; 3) water temperature; 4) sedimentation; and 5) overview data, such as photographs and maps that support multiple monitoring objectives. Table 1 summarizes which data are collected and how they are reported. Tables and figures from the text are referenced as examples of how data are reported.

Posted: December 1, 2011
The purpose of this document is to provide a dichotomous key to meadow hydrogeomorphic types for the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades of California. This classification and field key uses both hydrology and geomorphology to identify fourteen meadow types. Strengths of the classification include its ability to clarify the relationship between hydrology and geomorphology and meadow function.

Posted: June 18, 2013
This scorecard is observational-based and has been used to build the assessments that appear on this website.

Posted: March 14, 2016
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Collection of Field Data for Bioassessments of California Wadeable Streams: Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Algae, and Physical Habitat. March 2016 v2 (unformatted).

Posted: March 14, 2016
A modified and simplified outline of steps required to sample aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates, based on SWAMP protocols. Short foreword by Natalie Stauffer-Olsen.