Webinar recording: Improving management of stream ecosystems
On April 18, Dan Isaak of the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, Idaho, presented the webinar New Models and Decision Support Tools for Improving Management of Stream Ecosystems Under a Changing Climate. Dan and his colleagues are developing models that provide detailed predictions of stream temperature and hydrology under various climate scenarios across large portions of the Rocky Mountains. New decision support tools have been developed that integrate outputs from these models to provide information at spatial and temporal scales relevant to management.
One tool developed through this effort is a spatial index (below) of more than 2,700 sites on streams and rivers in the US where full year stream temperatures are currently being monitored by numerous agencies. The primary goal of this tool is to portray a comprehensive set of sites across all agencies to facilitate data sharing and avoid redundancies, as new monitoring sites are added to the regional network.