Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (Version 2)

Author: Federal
Media Type: Document
Water Monitoring Keywords: Field Methods, Water Quality
Water Resource Type: Streams / Rivers, Wetlands / Riparian
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Specific Agency Author: Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS)

This document presents a revised and updated NRCS Stream Visual Assessment Protocol Version 2 (SVAP2) for use by conservation planners, field office personnel, and private landowners. It is a relatively easy-to-use tool for qualitatively evaluating the condition of aquatic ecosystems associated with wadeable streams, that is, those shallow enough to be sampled without use of a boat.