Sampling Protocols and SOP

Standard operating procedures and sampling protocols have been developed for several ecoregions in Georgia. These protocols are available in PDF format. Please note: some of these files may be somewhat large and may take some time to download.

Effective April 2013, the Index of Well-Being (Iwb) will no longer be required as part of the GA Fish Biomonitoring Program.   Questions?  Please call the Stream Survey office at 770-761-3011.

 Part I: Standard Operating Procedures for Conducting Biomonitoring on Fish Communities in Wadeable Streams in Georgia (461 kb) June 2005, 75 pages

 Part II: Scoring Criteria for the Index of Biotic Integrity and the Index of Well-Being to Monitor Fish Communities in Wadeable Streams in the Piedmont Ecoregion of Georgia (243 kb) June 2005, 49 pages

 Part III: Scoring Criteria for the Index of Biotic Integrity and the Index of Well-Being to Monitor Fish Communities in Wadeable Streams in the Apalachicola and Atlantic Slope drainage basins of the Southeastern Plains Ecoregion of Georgia (207 kb) June 2005, 38 pages

 Part IV: Scoring Criteria for the Index of Biotic Integrity and the Index of Well-Being to Monitor Fish Communities in Wadeable Streams in the Coosa and Tennessee Drainage Basins of the Ridge and Valley Ecoregion of Georgia (190 kb) June 2005, 36 pages 

 Part V: Scoring Criteria for the Index of Biotic Integrity and the Index of Well-Being to Monitor Fish Communities in Wadeable Streams in the Coosa and Tennessee Drainage Basins of the Blue Ridge Ecoregion of Georgia (1522 kb) May 2013, 38 pages




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