The Estuary Partnership has been monitoring ecosystems in the Lower Columbia River since 2003.
The Estuary Partnership uses the Roegner Protocols developed in 2009 for habitat restoration projects in the lower Columbia River and Estuary. Monitoring data includes factors such as hydrology, water quality, elevation, remote sensing, plant community, vegetation plantings, and fish community.
In addition to these protocols, we developed an update to Water Surface Elevation and Temperature Data Collection in 2018, an accompanying presentation is here. In 2019, we further updated monitoring protocols for wetland restoration, as well.
Find additional information on Tidal Marsh Monitoring at this site.
We strongly encourage project sponsors to utilize these standardized protocols, so that monitoring data can be comparable across projects. If you have specific questions about our monitoring program or protocols, please contact the monitoring lead Sarah Kidd by email or at 503-226-1565 ext. 239.