Bad River Watershed Association

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Culvert Program Monitoring

The influence of road stream crossings on fish populations and stream habitats has received increased attention over recent years. Many agencies in our area are involved in fish friendly culvert replacements to ameliorate the negative impacts of road crossings.  Local partners have replaced or remediated many culverts at road crossings over the last five years.  These installations intend to benefit fish species and their habitats; however limited monitoring has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of these installations both at a specific project site and on an overall watershed basis.

In response, the Bad River Watershed Association and the Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has worked with project partners to develop a  monitoring program and draft monitoring protocols that will evaluate how well restoration work in the Bad River Watershed is achieving program objectives.

A summary of the Culvert program objectives, monitoring questions, and suggested spatial scales can be found here:  brw_monitoring_goals_objectives




 

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BRWAs Priorities Poll

Please rank the questions below based on how you believe BRWA should prioritize emerging water quality issues in the region. (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest - use the "+" selector to vote. 5 votes for highest rank, 4 votes for second highest, etc.)

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Establish baseline water quality conditions
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Outreach and education
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Restore problem erosional areas
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Work with local authorities to address water quality issues
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Protective waterway designations
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Threats To Water Poll

Please rank the questions below based on what you believe is the greater threat to water quality in the region. (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest - use the "+" selector to vote. 5 votes for highest rank, 4 votes for second highest, etc.)

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Large-scale agriculture
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Failing septic/waste treatment systems
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Mining
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Stream sedimentation, washouts and erosion
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Forest management practices
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