Accession Number : ADA323173

Title :   Habitat Suitability Index Models: A Low Effort System for Planned Cool Water and Coldwater Reservoirs. (Revised),

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : McConnell, William J. ; Bergersen, Eric P. ; Williamson, Kathryn L.

PDF Url : ADA323173

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A novel approach to reservoir habitat evaluation is described and habitat ratings are proposed for five fish species in coolwater and coldwater reservoirs. This approach has the advantages of procedural simplicity and ready availability of input data; consequently, it has potential utility as a screening tool in the early stages of the reservoir planning process. Evaluation criteria and ratings are presented for rainbow trout, white sucker, yellow perch, common carp and black crappie.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *COLD WATER, *FISHES, *RESERVOIRS, *INDEXES(RATIOS), MODELS, WILDLIFE, ECOLOGY, TROUT.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE