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Stream Habitat Classification and Inventory Procedures for Northern California

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049007
Year Published: 
1989
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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.

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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.

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