Intensively Monitored Watersheds
The Intensively Monitored Watersheds program asks the question: Is restoration working to increase salmon numbers? Intensively
Monitored Watersheds (or IMW) monitoring compares the number of salmon from streams where habitat restoration was done to similar
streams nearby without such actions. This shows if changes in fish survival and productivity are due to restoration efforts or to other factors not related to stream restoration.
This SRFB-funded program has led to scientific findings about salmon life strategies and habitat needs and helps improve designs of restoration projects.
Watch this 2-minute video clip for an overview about intensively monitored watershed efforts funded by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board