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Sample Design: Effectiveness Monitoring of Habitat Enhancement Projects in Mountain Creek (John Day Subbasin)

Sample Design: Effectiveness Monitoring of Habitat Enhancement Projects in Mountain Creek (John Day Subbasin)
ID: 73
State: Finalized
  • Snapshot: 8/25/2013
  • Snapshot by: Carol Volk
  • Sites in Design: 12
  • 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.


Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs (CTWS)  has implemented numerous Habitat Enhancement projects within Mountain Creek.  In 2013, CTWS began structuring an effectiveness monitoring program to document habitat changes due to restoration work.  Current and proposed habitat enhancement areas were included in the effectiveness monitoring design.  The original design was planned using a GRTS-based approach, but after initial sampling in 2013 the design was changed to a census-based approach.  The original GRTS sites were used in sequential order (downstream to upstream order) and sampled in a census-based approach, overlapping start and end transects using the 2013 CHaMP protocol.  Sampling of Habitat Enhancement areas was originally designed to capture habitat before and after restoration. All sites were assigned to an 'annual' panel to provide flexibility in sampling around restoration implementation.  Sampling ideally follows the before and 1,3, 5 

The effectiveness monitoring design for the habitat enhancement areas were paired with a status and trend monitoring design covering the rest of the Mountain Creek watershed. A separate sampling design describes this sampling approach.  Both effectiveness and status and trend monitoring designs for Mountain Creek were designed to work in tandem.


Sample Design Parameters

  • 1 Panel
  • Is categorized

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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 (9 Year(s))
# Panel Name Panel Abbr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
MTC Annual




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