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Restoration Project Monitoring: 

Establishing current conditions of a river, stream or wetland prior to restoration efforts is important. This will help determine if a restoration has achieved what was intended. By monitoring restoration projects before and after completion, we can identify areas of important and help to conclude techniques are viable and successful for future projects. 

CRWC has performed project monitoring for many restoration projects, ranging from small scale restorations to large multi-jurisdictional projects. CRWC staff have extensive experience in field data collection and procedures for accurately quantifuing habitat quality. CRWC analyzes most data in house and provides stakeholders with detailed project reports following restoration.




The CRWC examines ecological parameters depending on the project scope. A non-exhaustive general list of parameters used in project evaluation is below.
Once data has been collected and analyzed the CRWC compiles a project report which is provided to stakeholders and interested parties upon request. Data is also housed at the CRWC for future use and access. The CRWC uses the data collected to expand our knowledge of watershed assets and ecological health.  



Macroinvertebrate Indicies

Habitat Indicies

River, Stream Habitat Mapping

(Bedform mapping)

Large Woody Debris


Invasive Speices Inventories

River Surveys

Erosion Monitoring

Temperature Monitoring

Water Quality Parameters

(TSS, TDS, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, etc.)

Frog and Toad Survey


Wetland Monitoring







The CRWC along with countless partners across the region help to delvelop and promote projects that will continue to protect and enhance the Clinton River, its wateshed and Lake St. Clair. The CRWC is always looking for new impactful ways to make a difference in the watershed. We do this by maintaining long term water quality data and watershed wide inventories such as the Road-Stream Crossing Program. We also assist our local communities with river related issues and educate on proper maintenance of our water resources.  


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