New Paper from the Protocol Comparison Project

"A Comparison of the Performance and Compatibility of Protocols Used by Seven Monitoring Groups to Measure Stream Habitat in the Pacific Northwest" (Roper et al. 2010) has been published. This paper suggests minimally acceptable criteria that monitoring programs should have to meet when conducting stream evaluations. The benefits of such criteria should be integration of stream habitat data resources so as to increase statistical power, improve trend detection, and reduce total cost of aquatic monitoring programs.