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Repository: Puget Sound Stream Benthos

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Repository: Puget Sound Stream Benthos
Created by Jacque Schei on 5/24/2013
ID: 1142

Puget Sound Stream Benthos

Independent

This site analyzes benthic macro­invertebrate community structure to determine the ecological health of streams.  Participating agencies use this site to manage, analyze and share data from their ongoing stream monitoring programs. Our goal is to store macroinvertebrate data in a manner that will allow for consistent comparisons among sites and programs over time. By working collaboratively with multiple jurisdictions and sharing data via the site, we hope to increase the value of our collective efforts.

This site was developed by a group of agencies interested in monitoring the health of streams in the Pacific Northwest. The City of Seattle, King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County worked collaboratively to create a database system that allows sharing of benthic macroinvertebrate data among organizations and provides tools for calculating metrics and indices. We are actively using this site to store and analyze data from ongoing macroinvertebrate sampling programs. Also, we recently added historical benthic macroinvertebrate data collected by 17 other organizations in the Puget Sound Region (view report).

http://pugetsoundstreambenthos.org/default.aspx

researchers, managers

To find out more about our program or to participate, please contact Doug Henderson (Douglas.Henderson@KingCounty.gov) or James Develle (James.Develle@KingCounty.gov).

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Organizations

Identifier

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The following items are associated with this Environmental Information Repository.

Who’s Using this Repository?

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End User License Agreement

All visitors to MonitoringResources.org may read content without creating a user account. To add content and participate in collaboration features, users must create an account. Account holders must provide their name and email address, which will be viewable by anyone visiting the site.

Privacy Act Statement

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.

Principal Purpose

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.

Routine Uses

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).

For all site visitors, the following information is collected:

  • The name of the domain from which you entered our website (for example, "google.com")
  • IP Address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are connected to the web)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The pages within our website that you visit
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address of the website
  • This website uses session cookies. They provide enhanced navigation through the website.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our website and to help make our website more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. This information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff for this website, except when required by Law Enforcement investigation. This information is not sold for commercial marketing purposes.

Disclosure is Voluntary

If the individual does not furnish the information requested, there will be no adverse consequences. However, if you do not provide your first and last name and email address you will not be able to enter content into MonitoringResouces.org.

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