The objective of this bulletin is to describe a stream habitat inventory procedure that will classify and quantify fish habitat in terms of channel features. The procedure is based on information gathered in gravel and boulder-bed streams in the western Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington and in the Klamath Mountains of California (Bisson et al., 1981; Sullivan, 1986; Grant el al., in review; Decker et al., in progress). A stream habitat inventory as outlined here can give information on the sequence, distribution, and availability of pool, riffle and run habitat units, and yields a graphic picture of the stream channel (Figure 1). Areas which may be limited in terms of specific habitat (spawning, rearing, etc.) can be identified.
McCain, M., D. Fuller, L. Decker, and K. Overton. 1989. Stream Habitat Classification and Inventory Procedures for Northern California. 1. FHR Currents, R-5's Fish Habitat Relationships Technical Bulletin. Arcata, California; Eureka, California: U.S. Forest Service.