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NHLSA - NHANRS and Antioch University New England present Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment

Description Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment for Stream and Watershed Health
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 8:30 AM
Begin Date 08/11/2017
End Date 08/11/2017
Early Reg: 08/11/2017

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City: Keene
State: NH
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Friday, August 11, 2017
The New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists and Antioch University New England present
Rapid Macro-invertebrate Assessment for Stream and Watershed Health
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH  
Odd Fellows Hall, Epsom
8:30 AM - 9 AM
Registration and Coffee
9 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Macro feeding groups & role in riparian ecological function
11 AM - 11:30 AM
Review collection methodology & directions to field site
11 AM - 12noon
Avoiding and Minimizing Impacts of Development on Herps, and a novel Mitigation Project
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Collect samples in field
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Fill out data sheets in lab and debrief
Participants will be introduced to a rapid assessment methodology for collecting and categorizing stream macro-invertebrates. The data collected can be used to establish bio-monitoring reference stream reaches based on composition of macro-invertebrate feeding behavior groups, as well as providing indications of impact from pollutants.
The workshop will consist of an introduction to riparian corridor carbon-cycling and expected composition of feeding groups for different order streams. Lab microscope work will be used to introduce examples of macro-invertebrate feeding groups. This will be followed by field macro-invertebrate collection and classification of a stream reach on the Upper Ashuelot River.
Michael Simpson is Certified Wetland Scientist in NH, and currently serves as Chair of the Wetlands Discipline for NHANRS. He is on the faculty of the Environmental Studies Dept. at Antioch University New England, where he teaches graduate courses in wetlands ecology, watershed management and climate change. His current research has been looking at the impacts to natural riparian systems and associated built infrastructure from a changing landscape, in the context of a changing climate.
Please be prepared to be in the stream collecting samples so bring calf-high boots or hip waders.
Registration limited to 24 participants!
To register, please download this flyer.

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