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Ecosystem Monitoring in Wetlands

Ecosystem monitoring often includes collection of data on location, type, size and elevation of wetland areas. Ecosystem monitoring for the Columbia River System provides an example of the type and extent of wetland information that may be contained in "non wetland" specific efforts. More can be learned by visiting the websites listed below as examples of ecosystem monitoring occurring in Oregon.

Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (LCREP)

Regional Ecosystem Office (REO)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

  • Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program - CEMAP

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

NOAA Fisheries

Habitat map of the Salmon River Estuary

Habitat map of the Salmon River Estuary
(courtesy of Oregon State University Libraries' Scanned Maps Collection)

Compiled by Heather Stout, Project Manager, Oregon Wetlands Explorer (2009)