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North Cascades National Park Service Complex Natural Resource Preservation Program Amphibian Inventory Big Beaver Watershed 1996 - Progress Report


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The 1996 amphibian inventory in North Cascades National Park Service Complex Big Beaver watershed is part of a four year program to inventory amphibians in Pacific northwest National Parks. This report presents methods and data collected during the 1996 field season in Big Beaver Creek watershed.NOCA has been selected as one of ten of the NPS National Prototype Long-term Ecological Monitoring (LTEM) parks. NOCA was selected to represent the lake and stream category of the LTEM program. In the NOCA LTEM proposal, a watershed approach that addresses park and regional needs for watershed management was selected. The approach focuses on the stream-riparian corridor, but also tracks processes and environmental influences occurring within [...]


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The objectives of this study were to conduct a baseline inventory, evaluate environmental factors affecting distribution of amphibians, and develop protocols for both extensive and intensive monitoring.

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