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Natural Resource Report NPS/NGPN/NRR 2019/1919 / NPS 920/152833, May 2019, v, 14 pages

Published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Please cite this publication as:

Thornbrugh, D. J. 2019. Stream channel monitoring in Northern Great Plains Network: Data quality standards. Natural Resource Report NPS/NGPN/NRR—2019/1919. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.


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Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to document the standards used by the Northern Great Plain Network (NGPN) for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of monitoring data as described in the Protocol implementation plan for stream channel monitoring in the Northern Great Plains Network: narrative version 1.0 (Thornbrugh et al. 2019). The plan also serves as a guide for all NGPN personnel who are involved in protocol/program activities and as a resource for identifying memoranda, publications, and other literature that describe associated techniques and requirements in more detail.