Habitat and geomorphic evaluations

We have developed stream habitat monitoring protocols that use tradition cross sections, total station, real-time kinematic and map grade GPS, and ground based LiDAR to estimate stream topography and develop stream reach DEMs.  We also have developed and implemented protocols to estimate substrate composition, large wood, macroinvertebrate abundance and diversity, fish cover, riparian vegetation, and water quality.


ELR uses aerial photography from blimp, drone, and airplane platforms to provide reach and watershed scale spatial evaluations of stream and watershed form.  We have also acquired red LiDAR and are involved in developing green LiDAR to describe stream and landscape topography.