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The really big picture of habitat: The conceptual underpinnings and vision for the National Fish Habitat Partnership – National Fish Habitat Assessment

Over much of the history of active fisheries management, fisheries managers who worked on degraded fisheries habitat have focused on dealing with the symptoms of the degradation of aquatic systems instead of the overarching processes that actually control fish habitat. The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) was formed in 2006 to provide a science-based, broad, […]

Applications of the 2015 National Assessment of Stream Fish Habitats: Information for Enhanced Decision Making

One goal of the National Fish Habitat Partnership is to assess condition of the Nation’s stream fish habitats to identify threats to and opportunities for conservation of stream fishes. In 2015, the second assessment was completed, resulting in a continuous picture of habitat condition for all streams of the contiguous US based on stream fish […]