Pacific Northwest National Lab
This report summarizes data collected from 2007 - 2010 from 43 wetland sites in the lower Columbia River and estuary (LCRE) considered to represent “reference” or relatively undisturbed conditions. The purpose of this study was to provide data from a suite of reference wetlands that would serve as a baseline of wetland conditions, reduce uncertainties regarding the factors controlling these wetlands, provide data to inform restoration design, and enable the evaluation of restoration action effectiveness monitoring.
This document presents a plan for a programmatic approach to action effectiveness monitoring and research (AEMR5) that regional stakeholders can implement to support the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP6) and the broader estuary restoration effort. The “actions” are habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River and estuary (LCRE).
Ecosystem Monitoring Program: Habitat Structure