PacFish/InFish - Articles and Reports

Below is a list of publications produced by the PIBO Monitoring Program or for which data collected by the PIBO Monitoring Program constitutes a significant contribution.

Electronic copies of all publications are available by contacting the Program Lead or by emailing the PIBO shared mailbox (SM.FS.pibomp@usda.gov).

Protocols

Saunders, W. C., A. Van Wagenen, D. Haynes, E. K. Archer, J. V. Ojala, and R. C. W. Henderson. 2022. Effectiveness Monitoring Sampling Methods for Stream Channel Attributes. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring Program, Logan, UT

Saunders, W. C., A. Van Wagenen, M. C. Coles‐Ritchie, J. V. Ojala, and D. Haynes. 2022. Effectiveness Monitoring Sampling Methods for Riparian Vegetation Parameters. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring Program, Logan, UT

Saunders, W. C., A. Van Wagenen, J. V. Ojala, D. Haynes, L. M. Goss, B. Roper, and E. Archer. 2022. Grazing Implementation Monitoring Methods for End of Season Use Indicators in Streams and Riparian Areas. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring Program, Logan, UT

Articles

Roper, B., W. C. Saunders, and J. V. Ojala. 2022. The relationship between disturbance events and substantial changes in stream conditions on public lands in the Inland Pacific Northwest. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10858

Weglarz, K. M., W. C. Saunders, A. Van Wagenen, and W. D. Pearse. 2021. Phylogenetic diversity efficiently and accurately prioritizes conservation of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities. Ecosphere 12:e03383. doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3383

Roper, B. B., and W. C. Saunders. 2021. How cattle and wild ungulate use of riparian areas effects measures of streambank disturbance. Rangeland Ecology & Management 74:32-42. doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.08.009

Roper, B. B., W. C. Saunders, and J. V. Ojala. 2019. Did changes in western federal land management policies improve salmonid habitat in streams on public lands within the Interior Columbia River Basin? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 191:1-18. doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7716-5

Kovach, R. P., C. C. Muhlfeld, R. Al-Chokhachy, J. V. Ojala, and E. K. Archer. 2019. Effects of land use on summer thermal regimes in critical salmonid habitats of the Pacific Northwest. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:753-761. doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0165

Goss, L. M., and B. B. Roper. 2018. The relationship between measures of annual livestock disturbance in western riparian areas and stream conditions important to trout, salmon, and char. Western North American Naturalist 78:76-91. doi.org/10.3398/064.078.0108

Al‐Chokhachy, R., T. A. Black, C. Thomas, C. H. Luce, B. Rieman, R. Cissel, A. Carlson, S. Hendrickson, E. K. Archer, and J. L. Kershner. 2016. Linkages between unpaved forest roads and streambed sediment: why context matters in directing road restoration. Restoration Ecology 24:589-598. doi.org/10.1111/rec.12365

Hough‐Snee, N., B. Roper, J. Wheaton, and R. Lokteff. 2015. Riparian vegetation communities of the American Pacific Northwest are tied to multi‐scale environmental filters. River Research and Applications 31:1151-1165. doi.org/10.1002/rra.2815

Irvine, K. M., S. W. Miller, R. K. Al-Chokhachy, E. K. Archer, B. B. Roper, and J. L. Kershner. 2015. Empirical evaluation of the conceptual model underpinning a regional aquatic long-term monitoring program using causal modelling. Ecological indicators 50:8-23. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.011

Meredith, C., B. Roper, and E. Archer. 2014. Reductions in instream wood in streams near roads in the interior Columbia River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:493-506. doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2014.882451

Menuz, D. R., and K. M. Kettenring. 2013. The importance of roads, nutrients, and climate for invasive plant establishment in riparian areas in the northwestern United States. Biological Invasions 15:1601-1612. doi.org/10.1007/s10530-012-0395-6

Al-Chokhachy, R., A. M. Ray, B. B. Roper, and E. Archer. 2013. Exotic plant colonization and occupancy within riparian areas of the interior Columbia River and upper Missouri River Basins, USA. Wetlands 33:409-420. doi.org/10.1007/s13157-013-0399-8

Hough-Snee, N., B. B. Roper, J. M. Wheaton, P. Budy, and R. L. Lokteff. 2013. Riparian vegetation communities change rapidly following passive restoration at a northern Utah stream. Ecological Engineering 58:371-377. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.042

Al-Chokhachy, R., B. B. Roper, E. K. Archer, and S. Miller. 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. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:399-414. doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2011.567865

Al-Chokhachy, R., and B. B. Roper. 2010. Different approaches to habitat surveys can impact fisheries management and conservation decisions. Fisheries 35:476-488. doi.org/10.1577/1548-8446-35.10.476

Roper, B. B., J. M. Buffington, S. Bennett, S. H. Lanigan, E. Archer, S. T. Downie, J. Faustini, T. W. Hillman, S. Hubler, and K. Jones. 2010. A comparison of the performance and compatibility of protocols used by seven monitoring groups to measure stream habitat in the Pacific Northwest. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:565-587. doi.org/10.1577/M09-061.1

Al-Chokhachy, R., B. B. Roper, and E. K. Archer. 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. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1041-1059. doi.org/10.1577/T08-221.1

Al-Chokhachy, R., B. B. Roper, T. Bowerman, and P. Budy. 2010. A review of bull trout habitat associations and exploratory analyses of patterns across the interior Columbia River Basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:464-480. doi.org/10.1577/M09-034.1

Kershner, J. L., and B. B. Roper. 2010. An evaluation of management objectives used to assess stream habitat conditions on Federal lands within the Interior Columbia Basin. Fisheries 35:269-278. doi.org/10.1577/1548-8446-35.6.269

Heitke, J. D., R. C. Henderson, B. B. Roper, and E. K. Archer. 2008. Evaluating livestock grazing use with streambank alteration protocols: challenges and solutions. Rangeland Ecology & Management 61:647-655. doi.org/10.2111/08-024.1

Roper, B. B., J. M. Buffington, E. Archer, C. Moyer, and M. Ward. 2008. The role of observer variation in determining rosgen stream types in Northeastern Oregon mountain streams. JAWRA Journal of the American Water resources association 44:417-427. doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2008.00171.x

Whitacre, H. W., B. B. Roper, and J. L. Kershner. 2007. A Comparison of Protocols and Observer Precision for Measuring Physical Stream Attributes. JAWRA Journal of the American Water resources association 43:923-937. doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00074.x

Coles‐Ritchie, M. C., D. W. Roberts, J. L. Kershner, and R. C. Henderson. 2007. Use of a Wetland Index to Evaluate Changes in Riparian Vegetation After Livestock Exclusion. JAWRA Journal of the American Water resources association 43:731-743. doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00058.x

Roper, B. B., B. Jarvis, and J. L. Kershner. 2007. The role of natural vegetative disturbance in determining stream reach characteristics in central Idaho and western Montana. Northwest Science 81:224-238. doi.org/10.3955/0029-344X-81.3.224

Roper, B. B., B. Jarvis, and J. L. Kershner. 2007. The role of natural vegetative disturbance in determining stream reach characteristics in central Idaho and western Montana. Northwest Science 81:224-238. doi.org/10.3955/0029-344X-81.3.224

Olsen, D. S., B. B. Roper, J. L. Kershner, R. Henderson, and E. Archer. 2005. SOURCES OF VARIABILITY IN CONDUCTING PEBBLE COUNTS: THEIR POTENTIAL INFLUENCE ON THE RESULTS OF STREAM MONITORING PROGRAMS 1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water resources association 41:1225-1236. doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2005.tb03796.x

Kershner, J. L., B. B. Roper, N. Bouwes, R. Henderson, and E. Archer. 2004. An analysis of stream habitat conditions in reference and managed watersheds on some federal lands within the Columbia River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:1363-1375. doi.org/10.1577/M03-002.1

Kershner, J. L., B. B. Roper, N. Bouwes, R. Henderson, and E. Archer. 2004. An analysis of stream habitat conditions in reference and managed watersheds on some federal lands within the Columbia River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:1363-1375. doi.org/10.1577/M03-002.1

Roper, B. B., J. L. Kershner, and R. C. Henderson. 2003. The value of using permanent sites when evaluating stream attributes at the reach scale. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:585-592. doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2003.9663999

Roper, B. B., J. L. Kershner, E. Archer, R. Henderson, and N. Bouwes. 2002. An evaluation of physical stream habitat attributes used to monitor streams. JAWRA Journal of the American Water resources association 38:1637-1646. doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2002.tb04370.x

Reports

Archer, E., N. Hough-Snee, A. Van Wagenen, R. L. Lokteff, and B. B. Roper. 2012. The PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion (PIBO) Effectiveness Monitoring Program and Invasive Plant Species Detection: A Retrospective Summary 2003-2011., US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program, Logan, UT

Henderson, R. C. W., E. Archer, B. Bouwes, M. C. Coles‐Ritchie, and J. L. Kershner. 2005. PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion (PIBO): Effectiveness Monitoring Program seven-year status report 1998 through 2004. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-162, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

Kershner, J. L., E. K. Archer, M. C. Coles‐Ritchie, E. R. Cowley, R. C. W. Henderson, K. W. Kratz, C. M. Quimby, D. L. Turner, L. C. Ulmer, and M. R. Vinson. 2004. Guide to effective monitoring of aquatic and riparian resources. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-121, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

Archer, E. K., B. B. Roper, R. C. W. Henderson, N. Bouwes, C. S. Mellison, and J. L. Kershner. 2004. Testing Common Stream Sampling Methods for Broad-Scale, Long-Term Monitoring. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-122, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

Coles‐Ritchie, M. C., R. C. W. Henderson, E. K. Archer, C. Kennedy, and J. L. Kershner. 2004. Repeatability of Riparian Vegetation Sampling Methods: How Useful Are These Techniques for Broad-Scale, Long-Term Monitoring? Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-138, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO

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