Habitat Monitoring Methods

The distribution and spatial extent of habitat types are fundamental aspects of any monitoring plan.  The goal of habitat monitoring is to quantify changes in the extent and distribution of habitat types that result from restoration, and to relate those changes to responses in hydrology, vegetation and fauna.  Here, we present methods to describe and quantify these changes through the use of photography (aerial and photopoints), vegetation surveys and channel cross-sections.

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