1. Aravaipa Creek
  2. Big Jack Creek
  3. Black Soil Wash
  4. Bruneau River
  5. Clear Creek
  6. Dog Creek
  7. East Fork Boulder Creek
  8. Unknown Creek
  9. Fremont River
  10. Gila River
  11. Green River
  12. Horsethief Canyon
  13. La Verkin Creek
  14. Little Popo Agie River
  15. Lower Calf Creek
  16. Lower Fontanelle River
  17. Mack Creek
  18. Mamie Creek
  19. Mimbres River
  20. Muddy Creek
  21. North Fork Owyhee River
  22. North Fork
  23. North Platte River
  24. Otterson Creek
  25. Owyhee River
  26. Professor Creek
  27. Purgatory River
  28. Rio Grande
  29. San Pedro River
  30. Unknown stream
  31. School Creek
  32. Silver Creek
  33. Soulfatara Creek
  34. South Fork Cave Creek
  35. South Fork Rogue River
  36. Stockade Beaver Creek
  37. Tule Creek
  38. Upper Fontanelle Creek
  39. Verde River
  40. West Fork Gila River
  41. West Fork Little Colorado River
  42. Whitelaw Creek

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Our primary mission is to facilitate the development and application of scientifically sound methods for monitoring and assessing the condition of aquatic ecosystems.
Web Resources
The Center provides three web-based resources to the ecological assessment community.
  • The Bioassessment module provides a brief review of the ecological assessment literature as applied to freshwater ecosystems.
  • The Predictive Models module describes the theory and application of predictive models as used in ecological assessments (Primer) as well as a summary of how to use existing models build custom models (Using and Building Models). The third component of this module (Predictive Models Software) provides a link to our web-based software that runs predictive models and generates both O/E and Bray-Curtis indices that quantify biotic condition at assessed sites.
  • Our Data module provides access to a query tool that allows users to download biological and environmental data associated with thousands of study locations that have been entered into our database. The database includes samples processed by the BML/USU Buglab, NAWQA stream reference site data, data used in the National Wadeable Streams Assessment, PACFISH/INFISH (PIBO) data, and various State data.

Partners and Collaborators

The Center is housed within the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University and staffed by faculty, technicians and students from the Departments of Watershed Sciences and Computer Science. Center partners and collaborators include the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, and the United States Geological Survey. The Center works closely with the BLM/USU National Aquatic Monitoring Center, which conducts taxonomic identification of macroinvertebrate specimens from field samples and provides technical expertise regarding aquatic monitoring to BLM Field Offices and other federal agencies.