Habitat Monitoring

On the ground habitat monitoring by the Estuary Partnership falls into two general categories: 

Ecosystem Condition (Status and Trends) monitoring

Restoration Effectiveness monitoring

These monitoring data provide important information to scientists and managers to help improve and protect the lower Columbia ecosystem.  Analysis of several years of monitoring data has helped scientists begin to understand the river's dynamic and complex ecosystem interactions, and the implications for plant and animal species that live in its watershed.