AREMP team announces 20 year report is now available online!

The Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program’s purpose is to evaluate whether the Northwest Forest Plan and now also the 2016 BLM Western Oregon Resource Management Plans are achieving the goal of maintaining or improving the condition of our watersheds. They have analyzed all watersheds with at least 5% Federal (BLM, FS, NPS) ownership as part of the upland trend analysis and randomly selected 250 watersheds throughout the NWFP footprint for field data collection. The 20 year report covers the first 20 years of the NWFP (1994-2013).

Click below to read the reports:
AREMP 20yr Report – complete report (84 pages)
AREMP Summary – 2 page summary of key findings

Customized local reports
As of this summer, AREMP has almost completed their second rotation of field data collection in sampled watersheds (with a handful left to be completed this summer). This means they now have repeat data at 4 to 8 stream reaches per watershed. AREMP is very interested in working with BLM and FS units and others to tailor smaller scale analyses (local unit, species specific, etc.) to meet your needs. Watersheds selected for field surveys are listed in the attached excel spreadsheet where you can filter at multiple scales to see which watersheds have inchannel data.

AREMP is also seeking opportunities to work with people interested in testing GRAIP-lite customized with a landslide multiplier developed by R6 (the multiplier includes rain-on-snow zones, precipitation, geology, and landforms). They are planning to incorporate GRAIP-lite into our next analysis and would love your input and feedback.

AREMP started collecting eDNA at all their field sites in 2016. This is a pilot project with the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station to develop methods to detect up to 40 species per sample across multiple taxa (fish, amphibians, invertebrates, etc.). We are hoping to have results available this spring.