Stream Surveys

Stream surveys can be used to collect detailed information on a streams physical, chemical, biological, and habitat characteristics. This information can be collected with a number of different objectives in mind such as assessing impacts from urban or industrial development, wildfires, agriculture, logging, and invasive species. Other important objectives include assessing flood risk, critical habitat for endangered and threatened species, and restoration opportunities. Most project have many objects and questions to answer that are developed at the onset of the project through client and stakeholder engagement. To achieve these objectives, there are many standard survey protocols and tools that Blue Tomorrow field crews are trained to use, including ones developed by local, state, and federal agencies.

Blue Tomorrow field technician carefully wades across large bedrock pool to get measurements of the pools length and count steelhead.

Blue Tomorrow field technician carefully wades across large bedrock pool to get measurements of the pools length and count steelhead.

Dissolved oxygen and temperature logger deployed in a steelhead steam to continuously monitor oxygen levels and temperature.

Dissolved oxygen and temperature logger deployed in a steelhead steam to continuously monitor oxygen levels and temperature.

Field technician preparing to collect macroinvertebrate samples. macroinvertebrates are bio-indicators of water quality and stream health.

Field technician preparing to collect macroinvertebrate samples. macroinvertebrates are bio-indicators of water quality and stream health.

 

Blue Tomorrow field crew measure the cross-sectional profile of this stream channel to assess changes overtime.

Blue Tomorrow field crew measure the cross-sectional profile of this stream channel to assess changes overtime.