Monitoring is the collection of representative environmental information through physical, chemical, and biological sampling.
KBRT uses information gathered through monitoring efforts to assess the effects of land and water management choices on water quality and quantity, and adapts activities to assure maximum benefits for landowners, water, and wildlife. Examples of this includes contracting with Graham Matthews to identify areas of poor water quality in the Wood River Valley, as well as partnering with US Geological Survey to determine the status of Oregon Spotted Frog populations in the Klamath Basin.
Extensive monitoring conducted over time demonstrates KBRT is delivering high-quality water to Upper Klamath Lake and water users downstream.
Monitoring has also demonstrated significant improvements in the health of creeks as a result of KBRT’s restoration projects, in the form of better fish habitat and higher catch rates of trout.