Synopsis of Topic
During our field trip, we will leverage the CHaMP (Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program) Protocol (2014) for guidance on how to use a topographically stratified survey approach to paint a topographic picture of a study site.
We will split up into three groups and rotate through three hands-on instruction sessions:
- Control Networks & rtkGPS Surveying
- Topographic Surveying with a Total Station
- Point sampling strategy and auxiliary data collection
Why we’re Covering it
This will help highlight best survey practices for ground-based rtkGPS and total station surveys and the importance of robust control networks to facilitate repeat topographic surveys that can support change detection.
Learning Outcomes Supported
This topic will help fulfill the following primary learning outcome(s) for the workshop:
- The fundamental background necessary to design effective repeat topographic monitoring campaigns and distinguish geomorphic changes from noise (with particular focus on restoration applications)
Data and Materials for Exercises
- Raw Field Data
Poster from CHaMP Camp.
Selected Figures & Table from CHaMP Protocol
Relevant or Cited Literature
- CHaMP (Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program) (2012). Scientific protocol for salmonid habitat surveys within the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program. Wauconda, WA, Prepared by the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program and published by Terraqua, Inc.: 188.