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StreamNet's home page StreamNet's mission, services, and participants Locate fish-related data StreamNet's largest data resource, regularly updated ("integrated" interface). StreamNet's largest data resource, regularly updated (traditional interface). Locate data from a map interface. Obtain maps and GIS layers. Locate static data sets. Also, add your data sets to the archive. A full service library containing fish and wildlife literature and reports. Various other useful materials Links to other fisheries related resources on the Web 2004 U.S. District Court ruling on pesticides near salmon streams Stream reaches where hydroelectric development is discouraged Information and data in support of the NPCC Fish and Wildlife program Documents, reports, and newsletters produced by the StreamNet project Recommendations on how to cite data and information obtained from StreamNet Various other useful materials The latest data, but in the old look.


Data Development

StreamNet develops data (by data type) from the region's management agencies by converting them to a commonly agreed on format (our Data Exchange Standard - DES) and adding georeferencing. For current data types that have a DES, trends are updated annually and other less regular data are updated as needed. The project is trying to expand data development to additional data types and develop exchange formats for them.

Data Storage and Delivery

StreamNet utilizes state-of-the-art database and geographic information system (GIS) technology to compile and maintain aquatic resource data. Data from StreamNet can be obtained as tables, GIS layers, charts, graphs, maps or as the entire database in Access format. Data may be accessed through the Internet or as custom products prepared by StreamNet staff. Access data online through our data query system (mostly data in tabular format), interactive maps, web services (XML), or Data Store (static data and data from other sources).

Technical Assistance to Agencies and Tribes

StreamNet-funded staff provide significant technical database, geographic information system, and data transfer support services to state fish and wildlife agencies, including database system development, data translation, serving external data requests, and data capture routine development. The project also provides services to regional tribes and regional organizations (such as the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority, Northwest Power and Conservation Council) as current staffing allows.

Library Services

The StreamNet Library is a full service library and includes materials relating to the fish and wildlife resources of the Pacific Northwest, with special attention to anadromous fisheries in the Columbia Basin. The StreamNet library places particular emphasis on less commonly available "gray" literature. Library services include reference, referral, database searching, inter-library lending, and document delivery. Source documents for all data in StreamNet are available through the Library.

Assistance to Watershed and Restoration Projects

StreamNet can assist Fish and Wildlife Program-sponsored projects and related watershed and stream-specific projects by 1) providing baseline information on fish abundance, distribution, and other factors, 2) promoting utilization of data exchange protocols across watershed projects, 3) preparing custom data and map products for use by project participants, 4) serving as a repository for data and reports prepared through these projects, and 5) providing summarized data by subbasin.

Custom Products and Data Requests

StreamNet's principal product is its database and accompanying electronic data delivery systems, including an archive of static and external data in the Data Store. StreamNet also prepares custom GIS maps, graphs, and data reports for use by those involved in the protection, management and restoration of the region's aquatic resources. The project receives more than 1,500 requests for data and data services annually, and routinely provides data and services to state and federal agencies, tribes, regional authorities and private groups.