| Salmonscape is an interactive mapping application designed to
display and report a wide range of data related to salmon distribution,
status, and habitats. The data sources used by Salmonscape include
stream specific fish and habitat data, and information about stock
status and recovery evaluations.
The Salmon and Steelhead Habitat
Inventory and Assessment Program (SSHIAP) supports a spatial data system
that characterizes salmonid habitat conditions and distribution of salmonid
stocks in Washington at the scale of 1:24,000. SSHIAP is co-managed by
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Northwest
Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC); NWIFC has primary stewardship
in Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIAs) 1 23; WDFW is the primary
data steward in WRIAs 24 62. The foundation of the SSHIAP data
system is a 1:24,000-scale cleaned and routed hydrography layer. This
hydrolayer provides a consistent spatial data foundation for integrating
a wide variety of habitat information and for subsequent analyses. The
SSHIAP data system quantitatively characterizes habitat conditions, incorporates
a wide variety of information sources, and links habitat conditions and
stock distribution with productivity modeling efforts. SSHIAP is designed
to support regulatory, conservation, and analysis efforts such as Washington
State Watershed Analysis, State Salmon Recovery, Habitat Conservation
Planning, Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT), and others.
Build and manage a spatial
data system that will support salmonid conservation efforts in Washington
State by developing:
- Comprehensive, consistent
- Sophisticated analytical
- Digital and paper products.
SSHIAP data may be viewed on SalmonScape,
an interactive, user-friendly, map-based web application. Data layers
you will find on SalmonScape include hydrography, fish distribution, Salmonid
Stock Inventory (SaSI), barriers to fish passage, habitat characteristics
such as stream gradient, and Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment model output.
Data can be displayed over shaded relief or orthographic photos. Users
can query by stream or spatial location and can make limited queries of
Data can be downloaded from
the SalmonScape web site and this is the best mechanism for getting the
most current data. If you have difficulty accessing SalmonScape, you may
request data from Tim Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 902-2414.
This document reflects an effort to establish a consistent format for the collection of salmonid habitat data across the Pacific Northwest. More specifically, our objectives were to: 1) provide a synthesis of the salmon habitat protocols applicable to the Pacific Northwest, 2) recommend a subset of these protocols for use by volunteers and management/research personnel across the region, 3) link these protocols with specific types of habitat projects, 4) establish a Quality Assurance/Quality Control framework for the data derived from the use of these protocols, and 5) to the degree possible, identify the format and destination where the data is routinely sent. >>> MORE