Publicly Available Field Data

Publicly available field data from large scale monitoring programs

  • BLM’s Assessment Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) has terrestrial, lotic (i.e. stream and river), and riparian and wetland data collected using standardized protocols on random and targeted locations on Bureau of Land Management Lands. Lotic data collection is from 2013-present with some sites revisited every 1-5 years and includes water quality, physical habitat, and macroinvertebrate indicators.
  • Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Plan (AREMP) evaluates the status and trend of in-channel and upslope-riparian watershed condition for 6th field HUC watersheds within the Northwest Forest Plan area on USFS and BLM land. Data is available from 1994 to the present with sites revisited every 8 years and includes water quality, physical habitat, and macroinvertebrate indicators.
  • EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys are collaborative programs between EPA, states, and tribes designed to assess the quality of the nation's coastal waters, lakes and reservoirs, rivers and streams, and wetlands using a statistical survey design. Sites are sampled every 5 years and stream and river (NRSA) data is available for early 2000s-present and includes water quality, physical habitat, macroinvertebrates and fish data.
  • A subset of data from the above programs and the PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion (PIBO) monitoring program have been integrated into an interagency physical habitat stream dataset hosted by Pacific Northwest Monitoring Program, which will be publicly available shortly. Contact NAMC for access to this dataset in the meantime.
  • Water Quality Portal (WQP) is a cooperative service sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC). The WQP integrates publicly available water quality data from the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) the EPA Water Quality Exchange (WQX) Data Warehouse, and the USDA ARS Sustaining The Earth’s Watersheds - Agricultural Research Database System (STEWARDS).
  • FLOwPER streamflow permanence observations (continuous flow, discontinuous flow, and dry) are collected from several governmental and non-governmental organizations on a continuing basis. These data can be used for multiple purposes, such as archiving where flowing water is present in forest planning units, informing modeling efforts of streamflow permanence, and providing information needed to update stream classifications across any spatial extent.
  • Colorado Wetland Assessments includes wetland data collected from 2008-present by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program and sites will be visited every 10 to 15 years.