2012 survey assessments and analysis of fish, macroinvertebrates and herpetofauna in the Otter Creek coal tracts area of Powder River County /
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2012 survey assessments and analysis of fish, macroinvertebrates and herpetofauna in the Otter Creek coal tracts area of Powder River County /

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Amphibians , Aquatic ecology , Aquatic invertebrates , Fishes , Montana , Powder River County , Powder River County (Mont.) , Reptiles

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2012 survey assessments and analysis of fish, macroinvertebrates and herpetofauna in the Otter Creek coal tracts area of Powder River County /

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Stagliano, David M., , author.

Farmer, Pat.
Montana Natural Heritage Program.
Westech Environmental Services.

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Cover title.

"January 2013"

Incomplete Contents: Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Conclusions -- Site Photos -- Literature Cited -- Appendix A. Fish data and IBI metric calculations collected from Otter Creek Project Sites -- Appendix B. Macroinvertebrate taxa list, abundance, and metrics for the 15 collection sites -- Appendix C. Stream Habitat and Water Quality Parameters measured for Otter Creek Sites.

We summarize the second year of baseline surveys for the Assessment of Fish, Macroinvertebrates, and Herpetofauna in the Otter Creek coal tracts area. Project goals remain the same 1) to continue standardized surveys and collecting baseline information on the aquatic communities prior to coal development 2) to seasonally assess aquatic community integrity and condition with key indicators recorded at the sites and comparing these against biotic thresholds of reference condition standards. These 2012 data represent the second year of pre coal development (i.e. pre impact BACI design) conditions at the local reach scale. Habitat assessments herpetofauna, macroinvertebrate and fish surveys were performed during seasonally similar dates at the same sites visited in 2011 four mainstem Otter Creek reaches (control impact 2 and downstream) and three tributaries. In total, we performed 16 surveys for fish during the visits 12 at four mainstem Otter Creek reaches and four surveys in the tributary streams. Thirteen macroinvertebrate samples were collected during the visits; neither survey was conducted at Threemile Creek in any season due to lack of surface water present. All stream reaches were visually surveyed for amphibians or reptiles during all visits. Biological community integrity was calculated for 16 fish surveys using Fish Integrated Biotic Indices (IBIs) and ObservedExpected Models (OE) while the 13 macroinvertebrate samples were assessed with Montana DEQs multimetric indices (MT MMI). Habitat Evaluations. Of the seven sampling reaches evaluated in the study area we found three in Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) with a stable trend and four were Functional at Risk (FAR). Reasons that sites ranked FAR were likely due to anthropogenic habitat alteration by cattle (Home Creek Otter 1A and Threemile Creek Otter 3m) or stream manipulation (Otter Creek JT and Otter Creek 16). Highest site integrity scores using both the BLM Habitat and PFC Assess

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Amphibians , Aquatic ecology , Aquatic invertebrates , Fishes , Montana , Powder River County , Powder River County (Mont.) , Reptiles

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English

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OCLC: 852410514

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.66839

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title = {2012 survey assessments and analysis of fish, macroinvertebrates and herpetofauna in the Otter Creek coal tracts area of Powder River County / },
volume = {2013},
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publisher = {[Helena, Montana] :Montana Natural Heritage Program,},
author = {Stagliano, David M., and Farmer, Pat. and Montana Natural Heritage Program. and Westech Environmental Services.},
year = {2013},
pages = {32},
keywords = {Amphibians|Aquatic ecology|Aquatic invertebrates|Fishes|Montana|Powder River County|Powder River County (Mont.)|Reptiles|},
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