UMRBA 2009 Biological Indicators Workshop Summary

July 1, 2009

UMRBA hosted a May 5-7, 2009 workshop to examine potential applications of biological indicators in CWA and ecosystem restoration programs on the river. Ideas offered for next steps include:

  • Establishing an ad hoc ecosystem restoration-CWA interagency committee
  • Engagement of CWA staff in ecosystem objective-setting for UMR reaches
  • Holding a biological condition gradient workshop
  • Engagement of CWA staff in UMRR LTRM Analysis Team refinement of indicators
  • Developing biological assessment guidance
  • Developing an inventory and comparison of sampling methods and datasets
  • Examining the use of UMRR long term resource monitoring infrastructure to support enhanced monitoring
  • Monitoring progress of the Lake Pepin TMDL and Mississippi Makeover effort
  • Enhancing outreach and communication