Described here are the programs standard operating procedures (SOPs) for completing a biosurvey. These SOPs are designed and intended for the assessment of wadeable streams; they consist of three basic elements:(1) Water quality analysis; (2) Physical and habiat evaluations; and (3) assessment of the benthic macroinvertebrate community.
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If your organization decides to complete independent surveys that includes aquatic collections, you must apply for and receive a Scientific Collection Permit from the WVDNR. Click-Here to view an example of the program's permit. [§20-2-50]