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STREAMNET NEWS

Field Data Collection Emerging Technologies Workshop: November 18

    (Sep. 2, 2014)

StreamNet, the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP), and Sitka Technology Group are sponsoring an "Emerging Technologies in Field Data Collection" workshop to be held November 18, 2014 at the University of Oregon's White Stag Building in downtown Portland. The purpose of the workshop is to compare and discuss the pros and cons of using various technologies for data entry in the field. The workshop is aimed at data collection tools that are possible alternatives to using paper data sheets followed by data entry at a later time; we will not discuss automated data loggers.

If you are interested, download the flier here or contact Katie Pierson with PNAMP for more information.

A reservation is required! Please, sign up here:

---> Emerging Technologies in Field Data Collection Reservation




New MS Access database of StreamNet data posted

    (June 10, 2014)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. This edition of the StreamNet database contains updates to Trend and count data in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and California, and updates to many tables. New to this edition are four Coordinated Assessments tables: NOSA (Natural Origin Spawner Abundance), SAR (Smolt to Adult Ratios), RperS (Recruits per Spawner) and Populations (NMFS/TRT populations), though the first three tables are empty at this time. The database has been updated to include 2,850 new fish count observations in 413 fewer Trends due to consolidation of Trend series and some removal of population estimates to be provided in Coordinated Assessments tables, 484 new Barrier records with 536 new descriptions of fish species related to barrier passability, 350 new fish age records, as well as many other updates. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features like those that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by power users engaged in regional scale analyses, and may require significant experience using Access, so most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



Field Data Collection Using Handheld Devices

    (Apr. 23, 2014)

Bonneville Power Administration is funding field tests of hand held data devices in several fish research applications in the Columbia Basin, starting this year. PSMFC StreamNet staff Greg Wilke and Mike Banach have been working with state and tribal biologists across the region to identify projects for device testing. The intent is to test several different hardware configurations -- Apple iPads, iPad minis, and Panasonic ToughPads, with different waterproof case options. The devices will be rotated through multiple projects in 2014 and 2015 to test their durability, practicality under field conditions, and the contribution the devices make to improving data flow. A survey will be conducted after the field season to collect information on these questions from project biologists.

Using a proprietary software application (www.fulcrumapp.com) Greg and Mike have been adapting data entry forms and working with the projects to download data to Microsoft Access via a web service at StreamNet. Because the data are moved to databases on the web, it is possible for field staff to enter data in far-flung locations and then have the information downloaded into a central location. Some of the devices tested can connect to external devices via Bluetooth, and thus PIT tag readers can be incorporated and the data passed directly into the data record.

So far there are 3 groups testing the units;

  1. 1. WDFW in Clarkston, Washington is running a steelhead weir on Asotin Creek. They have been using a device incorporating a tie in to a PIT tag reader for automatic capture of the PIT tag code into the data without the need to write, enter, and QC the tag codes. This was a good first step for development of a Fulcrum data entry form. After their initial experience on this project Greg and Mike believe development of simple systems should generally be about 1 day.
  2. 2. ODFW in La Grande, Oregon is conducting creel surveys in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers. Again, a PIT tag reader is being used when appropriate. Creel technicians enter data in the field, then sync data in the evening.
  3. 3. The WDFW Snake River Lab in Dayton, Washington are using devices for steelhead hatchery spawning data entry.


We are still looking for additional projects interested in participating in this evaluation, particularly if you do field work outside of the usual summer field season. If you are interested, please contact Mike at 503-595-3152 or mike_banach@psmfc.org.



Hatchery Release and Fin Clip Report for 2012 Available

    (Mar. 28, 2014)

At the request of Northwest Power and Conservation Council Member Tom Karier, StreamNet staff recently coordinated effort on a report showing hatchery fish and fin clip information for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin. The report took the combined effort of PSMFC StreamNet, GIS, and RMIS staff, as well as personnel from the state, tribal, and federal partners who all contribute data to the Regional Mark Information System database. The report depicts information for six species released during 2012. It is available here: Hatchery Release and Fin Clip Report for 2012



New Program Manager Hired

    (Dec. 1, 2013)

Effective December 1, 2013, StreamNet has a new Program Manager. Chris Wheaton took over this role after the recent retirement of Bruce Schmidt. Prior to coming to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Chris worked for 23 years at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the last 20 as the Regional Manager for Northwest Oregon. Chris has also worked for state fish and wildlife agencies in Virginia and Texas. He looks forward to the challenges and rewards of his new position.



Long Time StreamNet Program Manager Retires

    (Nov. 30, 2013)

Bruce Schmidt retired from his position as StreamNet Program Manager for the Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission, effective November 29, 2013. Bruce started with the Commission on November 22, 1999 after working previously at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Bruce also worked in Utah and South Dakota, with a career spanning 45 years in the fisheries management field. He and his wife Jackie plan on skiing, travelling, fishing, and hiking after her retirement next year.

Thank you, Bruce, for your hard work and long career. Good luck in your new endeavors!



Job Announcement: Data Coordinator with the Colville Tribes
(Omak, WA.  Open until filled.)

    (Sep. 12, 2013)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is recruiting for someone to fill a newly created Database Administrator position.  The job announcement can be found at http://www.colvilletribes.com/page_document_get.php?page_id=4641



New MS Access database of StreamNet data posted

    (Dec. 5, 2012)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. The database has been updated to include mixed-scale hydrography (v3.1), 256 new trend series, 10,700 new fish count observations, 44,000 new or updated Barrier records with 17,750 new descriptions of fish species related to barrier passability, 5,200 new fish distribution records, 13,450 new or updated fish age records, 5,200 new locations and 4,900 new references, as well as many other updates. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features like those that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by power users engaged in regional scale analyses, and may require significant experience using Access, so most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



New Integrated Query system is ready to use

    (Sep. 6, 2012)

The new Integrated Query system is ready to use! This new approach to locating data in StreamNet is based on a combination of tabular filters and sorts with a map based location selector. Recent beta tests identified a few issues that we are still working on, but the system is functional for wider use. Please use the Feedback button to let us know about any issues or problems you encounter, and be aware that there are still issues with older versions of some browsers. Currently, Chrome and FireFox work best.

Try this new way of viewing and retrieving consolidated StreamNet data here or click the big button on the main page of the StreamNet website. Use the Quick Start Guide, available on the query system Help button, to help you get started.



New Integrated Query system ready for testing volunteers wanted!

    (Jul. 20, 2012)

New Integrated Query system ready for testing volunteers wanted! StreamNet is asking for volunteers to begin using and testing an entirely new approach to obtaining data from the StreamNet database. The system is based on an integration of tabular and map based approaches. This is a beta version, and does not yet have all functions that are envisioned, but the basic concepts are implemented. We are working on a few known issues, but would like to obtain real world feedback on how well it works, problems encountered, suggestions for further development, etc. We intend that this approach will be amenable to inclusion of additional types of data in the future. If interested in working with the new system and providing feedback, please sign up here. To get started, use the Quick Start Guide, available on the query system Help button



Updated StreamNet GIS Datasets posted

    (Feb. 23, 2012)

Updated versions of StreamNet's core GIS Datasets have been posted for download. Specifically, our Mixed Scale Hydrography Version 3 (MSHv3) is now available. This is the region-wide routed stream network used to georeference StreamNet's fish data. The dataset is large as it represents a cooperative effort that spans 5 states. Additionally, you will notice updated versions of our Generalized Fish Distribution dataset. As always, we encourage users to contact us directly if they would like assistance obtaining a custom subset of our GIS data or need it provided in an alternate format. You can find the updated data on our Maps & GIS data page, under the 'GIS Data and Map Services' tab.



New MS Access database of StreamNet data posted

    (Jan. 18, 2012)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. The database has been updated to include new count data, age data, fish distribution and references. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features like those that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by power users engaged in regional scale analyses, and may require significant experience using Access, so most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



New MS Access database of StreamNet data posted

    (May 3, 2011)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. The database has been updated to include new count data, age data, references, and is georeferenced to Mixed Scale Hydrography Version 2. It includes twelve example queries that demonstrate how to dereference coded information with lookup tables, but users will typically want to customize these queries for their own interests and for building specific reports. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features like those that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by "power" users engaged in regional scale analyses. Use of this database requires significant experience using Access, and most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



Data Store Updated

    (March 24, 2011)

The Data Store and Data Publishing Service were improved in three ways today.

The first improvement makes it easier to send data sets to the Data Store. The Data Publishing Service, which is used to describe a data set and send it to the Data Store, previously was a Windows program that had to be installed on a computer. The need to install the program caused problems for employees of agencies which do not allow the installation of outside software by employees. The new version is Internet-based, so there is nothing to install. The new version also provides greater flexibility in how files are submitted to the Data Store. It also provides greater control over data set files and data set descriptions, allowing you to update files or descriptions easily.

The second improvement speeds the process of describing the data. Users whose email address is in BPA's CBFISH (Taurus) system will find that their contact information has already been entered for them in the required format.

The third improvement is somewhat esoteric, but important and very useful. When describing a data set, information such as the type(s) of data, the geographic scope covered, species described by the data set, and contact person for the data set are recorded. Such information that describes a data set is called "metadata." The old Data Store and Data Publishing Service did not quite meet federal standards for data set descriptions (the "FGDC metadata standard"). The new Data Publishing Service guides you through completion of data set descriptions that fully meet FGDC standards, and provides some tools to quicken the process. The Data Publishing Service is designed to meet the needs of most biologists: those of us who are not GIS or metadata experts, and who need to describe a biological, physical, or chemical data set rather than a GIS layer, and do so in a reasonable amount of time.

If you have a requirement to share data sets, or if you simply wish to archive one or more data sets and make them available to all so they are not lost, the StreamNet Data Store and associated Data Publishing Service is an excellent resource for you.



New MS Access database of StreamNet data posted

    (Dec. 29, 2010)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. The database has been updated to include new count data and is georeferenced to the latest Mixed Scale Hydrography Version 2. It includes twelve example queries that demonstrate how to dereference coded information with lookup tables, but users will typically want to customize these queries for their own interests and for building specific reports. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features like those that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by "power" users engaged in regional scale analyses. Use of this database requires significant experience using Access, and most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



New Search Capability in StreamNet Data Query

    (December 20, 2010)

NEW in StreamNet: Type in the name of a stream or dam rather than deal with huge lists of possibilities! When building a query to locate data in StreamNet it is often necessary to specify a stream name or a dam, but unless the query is already quite detailed, the list of possibilities can often be quite large, sometimes more than the 1,000 records that the system is able to display. We have now implemented an alternative: start typing in the name of the stream or dam, and the possibilities fitting only those letters are displayed as you type. Then, simply select the stream or dam of interest. This approach is available now, but has not yet been implemented in all portions of the query system. We are continuing to work on this, and will soon have it functional throughout the query system. We think that this will make building data queries much easier, but we would like to hear back from you on how you think it is working and whether you would like to see additional capabilities added to it. To provide feedback, just email us at project@streamnet.org.



StreamNet is hiring Data Technicians

    (November 29, 2010)

StreamNet is announcing 11 temporary Data Technician positions to assist with capturing Viable Salmonid Populations (VSP) data from state and tribal fisheries agencies in the Columbia Basin under the region-wide Coordinated Assessments. The jobs are up to 5 months duration, beginning the first of the year. Salary range is approximately $18 - $20 / hr. The jobs will be co-located with ODFW (Corvallis and possibly La Grande), WDFW (Vancouver and Wenatchee), IDFG (Boise), Yakama Tribe (Toppenish, WA), Colville Tribe (Omak, WA), Nez Perce Tribe (Lapwai, ID), Umatilla Tribe (Mission, OR), Warm Springs tribe (Warm Springs, OR) and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe (Ft. Hall, ID). The job announcements are posted on the PSMFC website at http://www.psmfc.org/Current_PSMFC_Job_Opportunities. Closing date is Dec. 17, 2010.



StreamNet Library part of "Text-a-Librarian"

    (November 29, 2010)

The StreamNet Library is now part of Text-a-Librarian. If you have a quick question, just send a text from your cell phone to 66746 with salmon as the first word followed by your question. The library staff will receive your question and get back to you within 30 minutes.



Award Winning Website

    (August 11, 2010)

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has just won a special achievement award from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for its Crucial Areas Planning System website. The CAPS online tool provides multiple data layers describing Montana's fish and wildlife and their habitats to assist planners and developers in protecting areas of crucial fish and wildlife value.

The CAPS tool was developed by many people in the department, including StreamNet's Montana Project Leader. The aquatic data layers in the tool draw data heavily from Montana's StreamNet database, also known as MFISH, and the fisheries databases were used as a model for developing terrestrial layers.

StreamNet is pleased that data developed through our project was useful in supporting this award winning tool designed to identify and protect crucial fish and wildlife areas in Montana.



Data Updates

    (July 15, 2010)

The following new data records were added to the StreamNet database and are now available through the StreamNet online query system. This represents records added since March 22, 2010 and now uses mixed-scale hydrography version 2.

Data Category Agency Species Observations Added
Adult Return - Estimates of Spawning Population WDFW 2009 Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, steelhead 656
Adult Return - Estimates of Spawning Population ODFW 2008 Chinook salmon, 2007 coho salmon, steelhead 32
Adult Return - Redd Counts WDFW 2009 Bull trout, Chinook salmon, steelhead 116
Adult Return - Redd Counts ODFW 2009 Bull trout, Chinook salmon, steelhead 251
Adult Return - Redd Counts IDFG 2009 Chinook salmon 76
Adult Return - Spawner Counts WDFW 2010 Steelhead, 2009 bull trout, Chinook salmon, chum salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon 167
Adult Return - Spawner Counts ODFW 2009 Chinook salmon, 2005 chum salmon 102
Adult Return - Spawner Counts USFWS 2009 Chinook salmon 2
Dam/Weir Counts ODFW 2010 Steelhead, 2009 Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, 2008 bull trout, coastal cutthroat trout 525
Dam/Weir Counts WDFW 2010 Steelhead, 2009 Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, bull trout 128
Harvest - Freshwater/Estuary ODFW 2007 Steelhead 315
Hatchery - Returns WDFW 2009 Coho salmon, coastal cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish, 2008 brown trout, bull trout, Chinook salmon, chum salmon, kokanee, Lahontan cutthroat trout, largescale sucker, Pink salmon, Rainbow trout, Redband trout, sockeye salmon, steelhead, walleye, westslope cutthroat trout 290
Hatchery - Returns USFWS 2009 Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead 13


Data Sharing Top Ten

    (June 15, 2010)

StreamNet has condensed the data sharing considerations contained in the Data Sharing Guide down into a "Top Ten" format. This short list provides the basic considerations that need to be addressed when deciding on how to share data among agencies or with the public. The list is not a detailed set of instructions, but provides general guidance about aspects that should not be overlooked when planning any data exchange process. Download the Data Management Top Ten List.



Data Updates

    (March 22, 2010)

The following new data records were added to the StreamNet database and are now available through the StreamNet online query system. This represents records added since January 11, 2010.

Data Category Agency Species Observations Added
Adult Return - Redd Counts WDFW Bull trout (2008 from the Methow, Twisp, Entiat, and Wenatchee basins) 363


Data Updates

    (January 11, 2010)

The following new data records were added to the StreamNet database and are now available through the StreamNet online query system. This represents records added since November 18, 2009.

Data Category Agency Species Observations Added
Adult Return - Estimates of Spawning Population WDFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon 68
Adult Return - Redd Counts WDFW Chinook salmon, steelhead 182
Adult Return - Spawner Counts WDFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon, sockeye salmon 333


Data Updates

    (November 13, 2009)

The following new data records were added to the StreamNet database and are now available through the StreamNet online query system. This represents a partial update to the database. Numbers represent records added July 16 through October 27.

Data Category Agency Species Observations Added
Adult Return - Estimates of Spawning Population ODFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon, white sturgeon 16
Adult Return - Peak/Other Spawning Counts ODFW Chinook salmon, coho salmon, bull trout, redband trout 121
Adult Return - Peak/Other Spawning Counts WDFW Steelhead 6
Adult Return - Redd Counts MFWP Brook trout, brown trout, bull trout, rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout 27
Adult Return - Redd Counts ODFW Chinook salmon, steelhead 398
Adult Return - Redd Counts WDFW Chinook salmon, bull trout, steelhead 123
Age Data relating to Escapement Data CRITFC Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon 137
Age Data relating to Escapement Data ODFW Chinook salmon 39
Age Data relating to Hatchery Returns WDFW Chinook salmon 84
Age Data relating to Hatchery Return Details USFWS Chinook salmon 11
Dam/Weir Counts CRITFC Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead 5
Dam/Weir Counts ODFW Chinook salmon, coho salmon, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout 14
Dam/Weir Counts WDFW Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead 9
Harvest - Freshwater/Estuary ODFW Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, white sturgeon 2993
Juvenile Abundance ODFW Chinook salmon, steelhead 52
Hatchery Returns ODFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, bull trout, steelhead 70
Barriers WDFW Not applicable 35


StreamNet Calendar

    (November 9, 2009)     (Discontinued in 2013)

StreamNet users can use our new calendar to keep track of the project's external and internal activities, meetings and milestones. Because most of our activities take place behind the scenes, it is often difficult to know what we are working on at any given time. This calendar will highlight milestones for internal processes, including updates to the hydrography or data exchange formats, internal meetings, planned data updates, etc. as well as external activities including coordination with partners and formal StreamNet meetings. Please let us know if you find this feature useful.



Data Updates

    (July 15, 2009)

The following new data records (2008 data year) were added to the StreamNet database and are now available through the StreamNet online query system. This represents a partial update to the database.

Data Category Agency Species Observations Added
Adult Return - Estimates of Spawning Population WDFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, steelhead 410
Adult Return - Peak / Other Spawning Count WDFW Chinook salmon, steelhead 9
Adult Return - Redd Count IDFG Chinook salmon 102
Adult Return - Redd Count WDFW Chinook salmon, steelhead 28
Dam / Weir Count (adults or juveniles) WDFW Chinook salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead 6
Hatchery Returns WDFW Chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, steelhead, kokanee, cutthroat trout, other miscellaneous taxa 997


Downloadable Database of Major StreamNet Tables Updated

    (May 12, 2009)

An updated MS Access version of the StreamNet database can now be downloaded. The database has been updated to include new count data and is georeferenced to the new Mixed Scale Hydrography. It also now includes ten example queries to demonstrate how to dereference coded information with lookup tables, although you will likely want to tweak the examples to fit your own needs. Some static data sets have been removed, but those remain available in the Data Store or elsewhere on the StreamNet website. Note that the Access database does not have a user interface or the dynamic features that are part of the StreamNet online data query and interactive mappers. It is primarily intended for use by "power" users engaged in regional scale analyses. Use of this database requires significant experience using Access, and most users will find the online systems more suited to their needs. You can find this updated database, as well as previous versions, on our database download page.



StreamNet Adopts 'Mixed Scale' Hydrography

    (May 8, 2009)

On May 1, 2009 we instituted a "mixed scale hydrography" as the basis for georeferencing data. This updates the 1:100,000 scale hydrography by adding 1:24,000 scale streams and other streams where we have data. This is an interim step in preparation for eventual conversion to a system compatible with the high resolution National Hydrography Dataset.

We use the hydrography by tying individual fish data records to locations on streams in our GIS. Until now data were tied to the 1:100,000 scale PNW River Reach Files. The change to the mixed-scale hydrography allows us to keep current with the systems in use by our data contributing partners.

What does this mean for you?

  • More streams means more data.  Within the state of Washington we now have data for many streams not available in the older system. Some streams have been added or edited in the states of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and selected streams have been extended into Canada. As a result, additional data are now accessible via our online data query system. For example, we now have fish distribution data for over 5500 additional streams.
  • Greater precision and compatibility.  Because the new hydrography shows greater detail, river mile measures have been updated and provide greater precision. In addition, the new hydrography has been reconciled and integrated with California's "CalHydro" dataset, so we are better able to share fish data with our colleagues in California and our sister project, CalFish.


All of our downloadable spatial datasets, and the online mapper, will be re-published in the near future to reflect the change in our base hydrography. A planned update later this year will incorporate higher resolution hydrography within the state of Oregon.

StreamNet's goal is to make as much standardized fish data available to our users as possible. We edit and maintain a routed hydrography to georeference our data and to remain compatible with the systems used by our data contributing partners. While we are not suggesting that others use our new mixed scale hydrography for referencing their data, the best available version is available for download along with its related metadata. In addition, the 1:100,000 scale PNW River Reach Files will remain available for download as an archived dataset.



StreamNet Web Site Updated

    (March 6, 2009)
As of March 6, 2009 our web site has a new look. Beyond the change in the look and feel, we added features which we hope will aid in usability of the web site.

  • The organization of the web site was improved, and we made it easier to find information of interest with fewer steps.
  • Outdated information was removed. In case you can't find something you're looking for, we include a link back to the old site. If there is something of interest to you on the old that we did not include, please let us know.
  • The search function now searches our web pages, documents, the Data Store, and the files on our ftp site, which is a great expansion of the search capabilities compared to the old search function. (Not yet included, but which we are looking into, is the ability use a Google-like, text-based search function to find data in our main database.)
  • The online data query system was improved so that scrolling horizontally to view all the columns in a record is no longer necessary. Long entries that used to result in very tall rows that were difficult to read are now truncated, with a link to view the full entry. Other usability improvements were also made.

Please let us know how you like the new look, and any additional features you think would improve our delivery of fisheries data.



Data Sharing Guide published

    (March 6, 2009)

StreamNet has just released a white paper entitled Considerations for Regional Data Collection, Sharing and Exchange, which is a guidance document describing actions to consider as natural resource agencies develop comprehensive approaches to data management and data sharing.

The guide is not prescriptive but offers options for addressing a series of considerations important to making data collection, management, and sharing efficient and effective. Recommended actions are targeted toward multiple audiences, including natural resource agencies, field staff, funding entities, policy makers, and database management projects.

The guide is premised on the concept that current monitoring data are too valuable to use only once, and it provides recommendations intended to facilitate wider sharing and use of important monitoring data. These recommendations should also be helpful as regional entities work toward developing a regional-scale approach to data sharing.

The guide ends with a series of checklists that consolidate recommendations for the various entities that have a stake in data sharing, either in creating data, using data, or managing data. We hope that the guide provides useful insight into the steps that will have to be addressed as coordinated monitoring programs are developed among agencies and field projects.

You can download the Data Sharing Guide here.



New Downloadable Database of Major StreamNet Tables UPDATED

    (February 8, 2008)
An updated MS Access database of major StreamNet tables is available for downloading. To obtain this database, visit the database download page.


Data Updates Status Page

    (March 6, 2007)
Wondering when the most recent data will become available? Now you can see the schedule of expected database updates for our major data types. (As of February 2009 this feature is temporarily disabled while we reconfigure to better meet your needs.)


The "DATA STORE" is Open!

    (September 1, 2006)
Find data, and publish your own data.
StreamNet's "Data Store" is an easy way to find a wide variety of data sets of interest to you. The "Data Publishing Service" helps you archive your own data sets and make them available via the Data Store for others to find and use.   Learn more.


Subbasin Planning Data Sets Available

    (September 1, 2006)
CRITFC, NHI, and StreamNet have captured the data sets developed for use in the aquatic portion of the 2004 subbasin plans. Complete information is available here.


StreamNet Vision and Strategic Plan Completed

    (March 13, 2006)
We have completed a strategic plan for guiding future StreamNet development efforts.


New Downloadable Database of Major StreamNet Tables UPDATED

    (September 30, 2005)
The downloadable version of StreamNet's queryable database was updated September 30, 2005. This entire database can be downloaded in an MS Access database.


Hatchery Returns Data and Report Format UPDATED

    (September 7, 2005)
The hatchery returns data and online report format have been updated in the StreamNet Online Data Query. The new report format separates hatchery return details into specific tabbed sections showing total returns, detail, and final disposition.


Critical Habitat Interactive Mapper UPDATED

    (August 25, 2005)
In cooperation with the Northwest regional office of NOAA Fisheries, StreamNet has updated the Northwest Critical Habitat Interactive Mapper to present the final critical habitat designations for 12 Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of Pacific salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) and steelhead (O. mykiss) as established in the final rule on August 12, 2005. Critical habitat was also designated by NOAA's Southwest region for the 7 ESUs of Pacific salmon and steelhead in California.  Interactive maps identifying these designated areas are available through our partners at CalFish.  For more information including a variety of related maps, documents and data supporting the final rule, visit the NOAA Fisheries Critical Habitat website.


Salmon and Steelhead Critical Habitat Interactive Mapper

    (March 1, 2005)
In cooperation with the Northwest regional office of NOAA Fisheries, StreamNet has developed the Northwest Critical Habitat Interactive Mapper to present the areas proposed for designation as critical habitat for 12 Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of Pacific salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) and steelhead(O. mykiss). For more information including a variety of related maps, documents, and data supporting the proposal, visit the NOAA Fisheries Critical Habitat website. (The public comment period ended August 12, 2005.)


Downloadable StreamNet Database Updated

    (September 17,2004)
The downloadable version of StreamNet's queryable database was updated September 14, 2004. This entire database can be downloaded as an MS Access database. The downloadable version of our queryable database is updated only periodically, so the most up to date information is available only through the online data query system.


Data Related to the Pesticide Buffer Ruling

    (Fall 2004)

StreamNet was cited as the source of information for "Salmon Supporting Waters" in Washington and Oregon in a January 22, 2004 ruling by the U.S. District Court at Seattle. On our pesticide ruling page you can find an explanation of the relevant data and how to get them through the online data query. You can also find the list of streams in spreadsheet format, pre-sorted by stream, county, and HUC4 to help you find individual streams to which this ruling applies.



Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout 2001 Status Assessment Added to Data Store

    (Fall 2004)
The 2001 Yellowstone cutthroat trout range-wide status assessment was added to the StreamNet Data Store. Included are the May et al. 2003 report, along with the data and GIS files the report was based on.


Montana Trout Genetic Purity Data Set Added to Data Store

    (Fall 2004)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks's trout genetic purity data set was added to the Data Store.


Westslope Cutthroat Trout 2002 Status Assessment Added to Data Store

    (Fall 2004)
The 2002 westslope cutthroat trout range-wide status assessment was added to the StreamNet Data Store. Included are the Shepard et al. 2003 report, along with the data and GIS files the report was based on.


StreamNet Web Site Will Be Down Several Days

    (Winter 2003/2004)

The StreamNet Internet site is scheduled to be down from Wednesday morning December 17 to Monday December 22, 2003 while the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) moves its offices to a new location at 205 SE Spokane St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202-6413.  While the Internet site is scheduled to be up again on Monday December 22, the scheduled dates could vary somewhat due to unforeseen circumstances. Also, it is possible that some functions of the web site, such as the data query system, on-line mapper, e-mail, or ftp could be down longer than the main web site.  If you need assistance, phone calls are being forwarded to the new location; you can contact us at 503-595-3100 and we will help to the extent possible.  We will be unavailable on Dec. 18 and 19 during the actual move.  The StreamNet Library and the Library Internet site, www.fishlib.org, will be unaffected.

The down time will also affect other Internet sites hosted by PSMFC, including PSMFC (www.psmfc.org), Alaska Fisheries Information Network (www.akfin.org), Pacific Fisheries Information Network (www.psmfc.org/pacfin), Fisheries Economics Data Program (www.psmfc.org/efin), Recreational Fisheries Information Network (www.recfin.org), Regional Mark Information System (coded wire tag database, www.rmpc.org), PIT tag Information System (www.ptagis.org), Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program (www.pikeminnow.org), Habitat Education Program (www.psmfc.org/habitat), and Essential Fish Habitat (www.psmfc.org/efh/efh.html).  Also affected will be the data query system for the California Cooperative Anadromous Fish and Habitat Data Program (CALFISH, www.calfish.org).  The length of down time may vary among these sites.



Protected Areas Data

    (Winter 2002/2003)
The 1989 Protected Areas data set that designates stream reaches to be protected from hydroelectric development has been converted to a 1:100,000-scale, GIS-compatible format. This allows more flexible querying of the data and the ability to view and examine the data through an interactive mapping application.


Downloadable StreamNet Database Updated

    (March 13, 2003)
The downloadable version of StreamNet's queryable database was updated March 13, 2003. You can download this Access version of the database to perform more sophisticated queries than are available via the web query system.


Interactive Mapper

    (Winter 2002/2003)
We've designed two internet mapping applications with new technology that allows you to view and query StreamNet information through an interactive map interface.


New Query Features

    (Winter 2001/2002)
The query system can now search data by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council 2001 Subbasins & Provinces as well as by Region! (please note: "watersheds" is now "huc4")


New, Faster Server

    (Winter 2001/2002)
We moved our web site to a new server on February 14, 2002. Please let us know if you encounter any problems.


NHD/LLID Data Conversion Tool

    (Winter 2001/2002)
Database application for converting stream-based data between the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Pacific Northwest LLID route systems.


Adipose Clip Release Data Updated

    (Summer/Fall 2001)
Preliminary anadromous salmonid adipose clipping maps and data were revised in September 2001.


Subbasin Planning Data

    (Summer/Fall 2001)
StreamNet data, maps, and GIS coverages, organized by subbasin. Find your subbasin's information all in one convenient place.


StreamNet Brochure

    (Spring 2001)
We have a new StreamNet brochure available for download.


We've Added a Query System User's Guide

    (Spring 2001)
We have developed a user's guide for the on-line data query system. The guide includes examples and tips on how to use the query system. Available as web pages and in PDF format.