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Symposium 2002

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The Condition of Our Nation's Streams and Rivers from the Mountains to the Coasts

Kansas City, Missouri
May 7-9, 2002


Tuesday, May 7th

Welcome and Logistics
Thomas Fontaine, Director, EPA Western Ecology Division, Symposium Steering Committee Co-chair

Welcome to Region 7 and Kansas City
William Rice, EPA Deputy Regional Administrator

Keynote Address (11 pp, 743 Kb)
Kimberly Nelson, EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental Information

The Perspective from the States
Stephen Mahfood, Director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Tribal Perspectives
Samuel Penney, Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee

EMAP101: Introduction of Concepts, History and Accomplishments (20 pp, 1.6 Mb)
Lawrence Reiter, Director of EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory

Explanation of Symposium Agenda and Objectives
Mike McDonald, EMAP Director

Luncheon Speaker
Paul Gilman, EPA's Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development

EMAP301: The Why and How of Strategic Monitoring – Opportunities and Challenges (39 pp, 3.3 Mb)
Steve Paulsen, USEPA ORD

OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Monitoring Streams and Rivers of the U.S.: EMAP-West and State Studies (37 pp, 1.3MB)
Co-Chairs: Steve Paulsen, USEPA ORD
Dave Chestnut, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Monitoring Flowing Waters – Principles and Approaches in EMAP (31 pp, 1.1MB)
John Stoddard, USEPA

Surface Waters Session #1: Indicators
Co-Chairs: Susan Jackson, USEPA
Ed Rankin, Center for Applied Bioassessment and Biocriteria (CABB)
at Ohio University

Characterizing Biological Condition Categories Across a Human Disturbance Gradient (42 pp, 483 Kb)
Susan Davies, State of Maine

Seeking a Common National Assessment of the Human Disturbance Gradient (20 pp, 601 Kb)
Bob Hughes, Dynamac

Progression of Ecological Degradation in Mid-Atlantic Streams (19 pp, 462 Kb)
Lester Yuan, US EPA ORD

Indicators for Headwater Streams (34 pp, 1.8 Mb)
Paul Anderson, State of Ohio

Surface Waters Session #2: Design & Analysis
Co-Chairs: Tony Olsen, USEPA
Ellen McCarron, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

Integrating stream probability surveys into state monitoring programs in Oregon (31 pp, 2.9 Mb)
Rick Hafele, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Northwest Forest Plan's Aquatic/Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program
Steve Lanigan, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region

Using A Geometric Site Selection Design in Watershed Assessments to Support TMDL Development (23 pp, 4 Mb)
Chris Yoder, Midwest Biodiversity Institute and Center for Applied Bioassessment and Biocriteria
Ed Rankin, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water
Brian J. Alsdorf, Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water

Establishing a Probabilistic Stream, Lake and Ground Water Monitoring Network in Florida: Lessons Learned (85 pp, 2.7 Mb)
Gary Maddox, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Wednesday, May 8 th

OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Sketching The Big Picture of Great Rivers
Co-Chairs: David Bolgrien, USEPA ORD
Chris Yoder, Midwest Biodiversity Institute and Ohio University
Deb Madison, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, Fort Peck Reservation

Recovering the Missouri River Ecosystem, Biomonitoring, and the Missouri River Historical Database (MRHD)
Larry Hesse, River Corporation and River Ecosystems

What Makes a River Great? (40 pp, 1.7 Mb)
Richard Sparks, Illinois Water Resources Center and University of Illinois

Great Rivers Session #1 : Designing a Great River Assessment
Chair: Billy Schweiger, USEPA

Life on the Mississippi and Other Great Rivers: Conceptual Understanding Leading to Assessment Design (25 pp, 2 Mb)
Jim Thorp, University of Kansas

A Robust Design for Great River Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment (48 pp, 5.5 Mb)
Billy Schweiger, USEPA

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Programs in the Mississippi River Basin (27 pp, 1 Mb)
Richard Coupe, US Geological Survey

Ecological Indicators for Floodplain Forests of the Wisconsin River (56 pp, 2.7 Mb)
Jim Miller, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment, Columbia and Missouri Rivers (14 pp, 2 Mb)
David Ponganis, US Army Corps of Engineers

Surface Waters Session #3: Indicators
Co-Chairs: Susan Jackson, USEPA
Ed Rankin, Center for Applied Bioassessment and Biocriteria (CABB) at Ohio University
Gretchen Hayslip, USEPA

Establishing Reference Conditions for Assessing the Biological Integrity of Western Streams (28 pp, 675 Kb)
Chuck Hawkins, Utah State University

Multiscale Physical Classification of Western Streams (33 pp, 890 Kb)
Brian Bledsoe, Colorado State University

Fish Assemblage Indicators of Biological Integrity in Northwestern Rivers, Mountain Streams, and Desert Streams (20 pp, 1.1 Mb)
Chris Mebane, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Comparing Stream Habitat Indicators in Reference and Managed Watersheds (27 pp, 932 Kb)
Rick Henderson, U.S. Forest Service

Surface Waters Session #4: Design & Analysis
Co-Chairs: Tony Olsen, USEPA
Ellen McCarron, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

Nez Perce Perspective on Monitoring Streams (21 pp, 3.4 Mb)
Jefferson Davis, Nez Perce Tribe, Water Resources Division

Estimating perennial and non-perennial stream and river length in 12 Western states (24 pp, 580 Kb)
David Peck and Tony Olsen, USEPA NHEERL Western Ecology Division

National Hydrologic Database and related GIS Material: How they are changing and their role in monitoring and assessment of programs
Tom Dewald, USEPA Office of Water

Key Strategies for Solving the Water Monitoring Problem in US EPA Region 7 (18 pp, 247 Kb)
Lyle Cowles, US EPA Region 7

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OPENING PLENARY SESSION -- Integrating 305(b) and 303(d):
Co-Chairs Barbara Brown and Naomi Detenbeck, USEPA
Rich Eskin, Maryland Dept. of Environment

How EMAP Aids in Monitoring and Assessment of State Waters (32 pp, 1.7 Mb)
Chuck Sutfin, USEPA
Chris Yoder, Midwest Biodiversity Institute and Center for Applied Bioassessment and Biocriteria

305b/303d Session #1: State Examples
Co-Chairs: Barbara Brown, USEPA
Rich Eskin, Maryland Dept. of Environment

The Maryland Biological Stream Survey: Implications for Biocriteria Development Using Probability-Based Sampling
Chris Millard, Maryland DNR

Making 303(d) Decisions Based on Single Samples from a Probabilistic Sampling Design (17 pp, 172 Kb)
Rich Eskin, Maryland Dept. of Environment

Demonstration of Multi-Scale Integrated Monitoring and Assessment in New York/New Jersey Harbor (35 pp, 6.9 Mb)
Walt Galloway, USEPA

Developing State Monitoring Strategies to Meet Multiple State and EPA Water Monitoring Needs: Approach and Experiences in EPA Region 7 (9 pp, 165 Kb)
Lyle Cowles, EPA Region 7

305b/303d Session #2: Watershed Classification
Chair: Naomi Detenbeck, USEPA

Watershed boundaries – defining the population: Interagency Development of the National Watershed Boundary Database (30 pp, 2.6 Mb)
Bob Pierce, U.S. Geological Survey

Tools for Automated Watershed Delineation (40 pp, 5.1 Mb)
Sue Greenlee, U.S. Geological Survey

Design issues in watershed based designs: Probability Survey Design Alternatives for Watershed-Based Stream and River Monitoring Programs (22 pp, 1 Mb)
Tony Olsen, USEPA NHEERL Western Ecology Division

Case Studies: Mid-Atlantic Coastal Streams Study: Statistical Design for Regional Assessment and Landscape Model Development (37 pp, 5.9 Kb)
Ann Pitchford, USEPA
Scott Ator, USGS
Judith Denver, USGS
Tony Olsen, USEPA NHEERL Western Ecology Division
Anne Neale, USEPA

West Virginia R-EMAP Study Design: Multiple-Objective Sampling Design Framework (48 pp, 4.4 Mb)
Dan Cincotta, West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources
Naomi Detenbeck, USEPA Office of Research and Development

Great Rivers Session #2: Resources of a Great River Ecosystem
Co-Chairs: Ted Angradi, USEPA ORD
Deb Madison, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, Fort Peck Reservation, Montana

Multiple Spatial Scale Fisheries Research on the Missouri River (45 pp, 1.2 Mb)
David Galat, University of Missouri

Implications of inter-habitat variation for monitoring Great River ecosystems: the EMAP-UMR experience (23 pp, 949 Kb)
Ted Angradi, USEPA

Macroinvertebrate Community Characteristics in Relation to Longitudinal Differences in Biological Condition: A Framework for Validation of Metric Responses to Cumulative Perturbations in the Channelized Lower Missouri System (20 pp, 637 Kb)
Barry Poulton, U.S. Geological Survey

The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program: Ten Years of Macroinvertebrate Monitoring on the Upper Mississippi River System (28 pp, 1.7 Mb)
Jennie Sauer, U.S. Geological Survey

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Thursday, May 9 th

OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Socioeconomic Monitoring and Assessment Historical Impacts: The Politics and Economics of Watershed Management (25 pp, 2.8 Mb)
Dr. Max J. Pfeffer, Center for the Environment, Cornell University

Socioeconomic Analysis Session #1: Socio-economic factors in watershed management
Co-chairs: Lois Wright Morton and Steve Padgitt, Iowa State University

Moderator: Dr. Mike Duffy, Leopold Center and Department of Economics, Iowa State University

  1. The Local Socio-Ecosystem is the Crucial Unit of Study
    Dr. George Constantz, Canaan Valley Institute, West Virginia
  2. Economic and Ecological Revitalization at the Same Place and Time: Lessons from the Ford Supplier Park Development in Calumet
    Dr. Lynne Westphal, USDA Forest Service
  3. Integrated Ecological Economic Assessment of Farming Systems (36 pp, 1.5 Mb)
    Dr. Anthony Prato, Missouri River Institute, University of Missouri
  4. Sociological Aspects of Fishing Activities in the Delta Region
    Dr. Ralph Brown, Brigham Young University
  5. Drinking Water Quality and Public Health: Issues Related to Source Water Monitoring
    Dr. Peter Weyer, Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, University of Iowa

Moderated Discussion: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis-Jutz, Iowa State University Extension
What are the socio-economic metrics that we've heard?
Are there others we are missing?
What are the implications for watershed management?

Mini Plenary: Exploring the Contents of the Black Box: Rivers, People, and the Places They Live
Dr. Cornelia Flora, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University

Great Rivers Session #3 : Indicators for Assessing Great Rivers
Chair: Chris Yoder, Midwest Biodiversity Institute and Ohio University

An Overview of Fish Assemblage Assessments in Great and Large Rivers of the Upper Ohio River Basin, 1970-Present (39 pp, 4.5 Mb)
Chris Yoder, Ohio University

Quantifying Spatial and Temporal Variation in Floodplain Wetlands: Implications for Developing Robust Biomonitoring Criteria for Upper Missouri River REMAP (35 pp, 6.6 Mb)
Steve Chipps, South Dakota State University

An Overview of ORSANCO's Biological Monitoring and Biocriteria Development Efforts (45 pp, 2.2 Mb)
Erich Emery, ORSANCO

Everything, Something, Nothing: Zen and Indicator Use on the Upper Mississippi River System (20 pp, 720 Kb)
Ken Lubinski, US Geological Survey

Missouri River Monitoring—What is Proposed (29 pp, 416 Kb)
Pam Haverland, US Geological Survey

305b/303d Session #3: Modeling Techniques: Extrapolating Monitoring and Landscape Information from Regional to Local Scales
Chair: Laura Gabanski, USEPA

Landscape Models to Predict Nutrients, Pathogens, and Sediment as Continuous Variables (47 pp, 11.9 Mb)
K. Bruce Jones, Dan Heggem, Annie Neale, Maliha Nash, Megan Mehaffey, and Deb Chaloud, USEPA NERL, Landscape Division; James Wickham and Jonathan Smith, Landscape Characterization Branch

Small Area Estimation of Indicators of Stream Condition for MAIA Using Hierarchal Bayes Prediction Models (16 pp, 753 Kb)
Anthony R. Olsen, USEPA NHEERL Western Ecology Division; Mark Hancock, University of Washington; Don Stevens, Steve Carroll, Alan Herlihy, and Jeannie Sifneos, Oregon State University; Deb Chaloud, USEPA NERL, Landscape Characterization Division

Integration of Surface Water and Landscape Data from the EMAP Western Pilot – Prediction of Total Phosphorus in Oregon (15 pp, 1.1 Mb)
John Stoddard, USEPA NHEERL Western Ecology Division

Application of the SPARROW Methodology for Multi-Scale Modeling of Nutrient Loading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (27 pp, 7 Mb)
Stephen D. Preston, US Geological Survey, Chesapeake Bay Program

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Socioeconomic Analysis Session #2: Civic Structure and Political Conditions that Impact Watershed Decision Making and Interventions
Co-Chairs: Lois Wright Morton and Steve Padgitt, Iowa State University
Moderator: Kiena Smith, Executive Director Canaan Valley Institute, West Virginia

  1. Metrics of Watershed Civic Structure (20 pp, 1.2 Mb)
    Dr. Lois Wright Morton, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University
  2. The Relationships Between Quality of Life and Community-Based River Management
    Dr. John Allen, Center for Rural Revitalization, University of Nebraska
  3. Moving Water Quality Enhancement Forward: Human Dynamics, Technical Data, and Environmental Planning (31 pp, 679 Kb)
    Dr. Mimi Wagner, Landscape Architecture Department, Iowa State University
  4. Social Indicators: Tapping Subwatershed TMDL Potential in the Headwaters of the Ohio River (60 pp, 3.1 Mb)
    Dr. Richard Moore, Ohio State University
  5. Linkages Between Social, Political and Economic Characteristics of Coastal Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta Communities and Ecosystems (64 pp, 3.8 Mb)
    Dr. Shirley Laska and Darryl Malek-Wiley, University of New Orleans
  6. Water Quality and Public Policy: Local Residents Can Make A Difference (20 pp, 772 Kb)
    James Cooper, Prairie Rivers RC&D Director

Moderated Discussion
What are the metrics of civic structure and political conditions that we should be paying attention to?
How do they impact watershed decisions?

Great Rivers Session #4 Facilitated Discussion: State/Tribal Discussion of using EMAP for Great River Monitoring and Assessment
Co-Chairs: Lyle Cowles, Larry Shepard, David Bolgrien USEPA
Moderated by: Barry Tonning, TetraTech, Inc

Prospectus of the EPA's EMAP – Central Basin Prospectus
David Bolgrien, USEPA

Prospectus of States' Assessment Needs
Lyle Cowles, USEPA

305b/303d Session #4: Facilitated Breakout Discussions
Chair: Walt Galloway, USEPA

Closing Plenary
Steve Bradbury, Director, Midcontinent Ecology Division and Steering Committee Co-chair and Brian Hill, Program Committee Co-chair
Summary of Outcomes
Development of Action Items
Discussion of Peer-Reviewed Summary Publications

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