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.