PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring Articles and Reports


2002. An evaluation of physical stream habitat attributes used to monitor streams. Roper, B.B., J.L. Kershner, E. Archer, R. Henderson, and N. Bouwes.

2003. The value of using permanent sites when evaluating stream attributes at the reach scale. Roper, B.B., J.L. Kershner, and R.C. Henderson.

2004. An Analysis of Stream Habitat Conditions in Reference and Managed Watersheds on Some Federal Lands within the Columbia River Basin.  Kershner, J.L., B.B. Roper, N. Bouwes, R. Henderson, and E. Archer.

2005. Sources of variability in conducting pebble counts: their potential influence on the results of stream monitoring programs. Olsen, D.S., B.B. Roper, J.L. Kershner, R. Henderson, and E. Archer.

2007. The role of natural vegetative disturbance in determining stream reach characteristics in Central Idaho and Western Montana. Roper, B. B, B. Jarvis, J. L. Kershner.

2007. Use of a wetland index to evaluate changes in riparian vegetation after livestock exclusion. Coles-Ritchie, M.C, D.W. Roberts, J.L. Kershner, and R.C. Henderson.

2007. A comparison of protocols and observer precision for measuring physical stream attributes. Whitacre, H.W., B.B. Roper, and J.L. Kershner.

2008. The role of observer variation in determining Rosgen stream types in Northeastern Oregon mountain streams. Roper, B. B., J. M. Buffington, E. Archer, C. Moyer, and M. Ward.

2008. Evaluating Livestock Grazing Use With Streambank Alteration Protocols: Challenges and Solutions  Heitke, J.D., Henderson, R., Roper, B., and E. Archer.

2010.  An Evaluation of Management Objectives Used to Assess Stream Habitat Conditions on Federal Lands within the Interior Columbia Basin. Kershner, J. L., and B. B. Roper.

2010. A review of bull trout habitat associations and exploratory analyses of patterns across the Interior Columbia River Basin Al-Chokhachy, R., B.B. Roper, T. Bowerman, and P. Budy.

2010. Evaluating the Status and Trends of Physical Stream Habitat in Headwater Streams within the Interior Columbia River and Upper Missouri River Basins Using an Index Approach Al-Chokhachy, R. , Roper, B.. and Archer, E. K.

2010. A comparison of the performance and compatibility of protocols used by seven monitoring groups to measure stream habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Roper, B. B., J. M. Buffington, S. Bennett, S. H. Lanigan, E. Archer, S. T. Downie, J. Faustini, T. W. Hillman, S. Hubler, K. Jones, C. Jordan, P. R. Kaufmann, G. Merritt, C. Moyer, A. Pleus.

2011. Different approaches to habitat surveys can impact fisheries management and conservation decisions Al-Chokhachy, R. and B. Roper.

2011. Quantifying the Extent of and Factors Associated with the Temporal Variability of Physical Stream Habitat in Headwater Streams in the Interior Columbia River Basin Al-Chokhachy, R. , Roper, B., Archer, E., S. Miller.

2013. Exotic plant colonization and occupancy within riparian areas of the Interior Columbia and Upper Missouri River Basins, USA Al-Chokhachy, R., A. M. Ray, B. B. Roper, and E. Archer.

2013. The importance of roads, nutrients, and climate for invasive plant establishment in riparian areas in the northwestern United States. Menuz, D. R. and K. M. Kettenring.

2016. Linkages between unpaved forest roads and streambed sediment: why context matters in directing road restoration. Al-Chokhachy, R., T. A. Black, C. Thomas, C. H. Luce, B. Rieman, R. Cissel, A. Carlson, S. Hendrickson, E. K Archer, J. L. Kershner.

2018. Effects of and use on summer thermal regimes in critical salmonid habitats of the Pacific Northwest. Kovach, R. P., C. C. Muhlfeld, R. Al-Chokhachy, J. V. Ojala, E. Archer.

2019. Did changes in western federal land management policies improve salmonid habitat in streams on public lands within the Interior Columbia River Basin? Roper, B. B., W. C. Saunders, J. V. Ojala.


2019. Effectiveness monitoring sampling methods for stream channel attributes. Saunders, W. C., J. V. Ojala, A. R. Van Wagenen, D. Haynes, E. K. Archer, R. Henderson.

2019. Effectiveness monitoring sampling methods for riparian vegetation parameters. Saunders, W. C., A. R. Van Wagenen, M. Coles-Ritchie, J. V. Ojala, D. H. Haynes.

2019. Grazing implementation monitoring methods for end of season use indicators in streams and riparian areas.  Saunders, W. C., A. R. Van Wagenen, J. V. Ojala, D. H. Haynes, L. Goss, B. B. Roper, E. K. Archer.


2004. Guide to effective monitoring of aquatic and riparian resources. Kershner, J. L., E. K. Archer, M. Coles-Ritchie, E. R. Cowley, R. C. Henderson, K. Kratz, C. M. Quimby, D. L. Turner, L. C. Ulmer, M. R. Vinson.

2004. Testing common stream sampling methods for broad-scale, long-term monitoring. Archer, E.K., B.B. Roper, R.C. Henderson, N. Bouwes, S.C. Mellison, J.L. Kershner.

2004. Repeatability of riparian vegetation sampling methods: how useful are these techniques for broad-scale, long-term monitoring? Coles-Ritchie, M. C., R.C. Henderson, E.K. Archer, C. Kennedy, and J.L. Kershner.

2012. PACFISH/ INFISH Biological Opinion (PIBO) Effectiveness Monitoring Program and Invasive Plant Species Detection: A retrospective Summary 2003-2011. Archer, E. K., N. Hough-Snee, A. Van Wagenen, R. Lokteff, B. B. Roper.

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