The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is a cooperative venture between Utah State
University and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Our purpose is to encourage and
foster scientifically sound watershed monitoring programs on public lands. Our goals
are to increase the consistency and quality of aquatic resource assessments and
provide clear, accurate, and timely information to resource managers and the public.
A primary focus at our laboratory is the processing of aquatic invertebrate samples.
Please contact us if you are in need of our assistance.
The Western Rivers and Streams Assessment (WRSA) is a survey of the
condition of BLM streams and rivers throughout the contiguous
western U.S. The objective of this effort is to generate unbiased,
quantitative condition estimates from which regional and national
aquatic priorities can be established and future conditions can
The abundance and composition of macroinvertebrate assemblages
found below large dams varies tremendously throughout the Intermountain
West. Such variability has been extensively studied in relation to
altered thermal regimes, sediment supply and the trophic basis for
secondary production. However, no studies have investigated population
viability as a function of oviposition (egg-laying) constraints imposed
by dam operations.
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