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Sample Design: Action Effectiveness Monitoring (MBACI) 2014
ID: 379
State: Finalized
  • Snapshot: 6/15/2015
  • Snapshot by: Jennifer O'Neal
  • Sites in Design: 108
  • Has Location Privacy: No

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The details of this Sample Design, including all the parameters used to generate it, are included below. Sample designs must belong to a Study Design.


The MBACI (Multiple Before After Control Impact) Study Design for Action Effectiveness Monitoring is based on other large-scale monitoring projects that are targeted at determining the relative effectiveness of restoration project action types across a large area.  Restoration action types included in the program include floodplain enhancement, bank stabilization, partial fish passage, livestock exclusion fencing, and habitat protection.  Floodplain Enhancement projects are further divided into three subcategories: channel reconnection, levee modification, and channel remeander.  These action types are sampled using paired treatment and control reaches that are both sampled for two years pre-project (to establish baseline variance, especially for fish response) and for mutiple years after implementation (1,3,5 etc.).  The protocols used to sample each site are specific to the expected objectives and outcomes of the actionl, but are related to protocols from both the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board Project Effectiveness Monitoring Program and the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program.  Expected sample sizes for each category are as follows: partial fish passage (10), bank stabilization (10), livestock exclusion fencing (10), channel reconnection (15), levee modification (15), channel remeander (15), and habitat protection (10).

Sample Design Parameters

  • 1 Panel
  • Is categorized

Start Year


Study Design

Action Effectiveness Monitoring BPA – MBACI Protocol for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Partial Barrier Projects v1.0





Map of Sites

Stratum Panel Occasion

Area of Inference


AOI Notes


Below is a list of User Samples from which this design is drawing sites.

Panel designs can help address sampling objectives by increasing the total number of samples at a lower overall cost. A common panel structure involves one or more panels with a high revisit frequency (e.g. an “Annual” panel), and other panels with a lower revisit frequency (e.g. a three year “Rotating” panel).

Panel Sampling Occasion (5 Year(s))
# Panel Name Panel Abbr. 1 2 3 4 5




The histogram charts below show the distribution of this sample design’s sites across the various panels and strata.