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Repository: Kootenai Ecosystem Database

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Repository: Kootenai Ecosystem Database
Created by Jacque Schei on 2/26/2013
Updated by Jacque Schei on 2/26/2013
ID: 1139

Kootenai Ecosystem Database

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This project strives to recover a productive, healthy and biologically diverse Kootenai River ecosystem, with emphasis on native fish species rehabilitation. Specifically,it is designed to aid the recovery of important fish stocks, i.e. white sturgeon, burbot, bull trout, kokanee and several other salmonids important to the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and regional sport-fisheries.

Begun in 1994, this project was designed to identify limiting factors affecting the ecosystem and provide solutions which will restore complexity and function to the ecosystem. In 2000, an annual multi-trophic level and water quality biomonitoring program was initiated on the mainstem of the Kootenai River (B.C., MT, and ID) as well as key tributaries in order to determine ecosystem productivity, diversity, and complexity below and above Libby Dam, a major hydroelectric facility on the river. The Kootenai River biomonitoring and nutrient restoration components of this project are a cooperative effort between the Idaho Fish and Game Department and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho.

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End User License Agreement

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Authority

Relevant acts include the Organic Act, 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq., 1879; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 1934; Fish and Wildlife Act, 1956; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 1918; Migratory Bird Conservation Act, 1900; Federal Land Policy and Management Act, 1976; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 1978; Endangered Species Act, 1973; Marine Mammal Protection Act, 1972; Great Lakes Fishery Act, 1956; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act, 1990; Water Resources Development Act, 1990; and other authorizations conveyed to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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MonitoringResources.org provides a structured system to document, store, manage and share methods, protocols, sample designs, study designs and sample locations related to natural resource monitoring and research.

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Used to document and share the who, what, where, when and how of natural resources monitoring and research. Users who wish to provide content, edit content and use the collaboration features of the site must create an account. Account holders must provide their name and email address, which will be viewable by anyone visiting the site. MonitoringResources.org staff may use email addresses to periodically communicate development updates, bug fixes and content to participants and to assist with completion of content, if needed. The Community feature of MonitoringResources.org supports User Profiles, which allows all site visitors to view name, email and each users’ content. Name and email of participants entering information is published via application programing interfaces (API) and shared with Sitka Technology Group (vendor contracted for site development).

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Paperwork Reduction Act Statement

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C 3501 et.seq.) requires us to inform you that the isnformation is being collected to supplement natural resource monitoring metadata, to promote publicly accessible documentation of monitoring projects, and support coordination and integration of monitoring efforts. Use of the MonitoringResources.org tools is voluntary. Use of this website is estimated to be about 1 hour per response. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments regarding this collection of information should be directed to: Bureau Clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, gs-info_collections@usgs.gov