Aquatic Ecosystems

Data Custodian: David Tesch

Use the publication number listed below to order hardcopy manuals from Crown Publications.

Manual Title Date Publications Order #
Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory Standard Field Forms
Fish Collection Form – Form front (PDF); Form back (PDF); Individual form front (PDF); Individual form back (PDF) Apr ’98 Fish Collection Form 7655000585
Individual Fish Form 7655000584
Fish Collection Form Field Guide (PDF) Apr ’08 Internet only
Lake Survey Form – Form front (PDF, 2.0 MB); Form back (PDF, 1.8 MB) Apr ’98 Internet only
Lake Survey Form Field Guide 2008 (PDF) Apr '08 7655000583
Site Card – Card front (PDF); Card back (PDF) Apr ’98 Internet only
Site Card Field Guide (PDF) Apr ’08 Internet only
Identification Keys
A Key to Cladocerans (Crustacea) of BC: Families Daphniidae, Sididae, Bosminidae, Holopediidae, Leptodoridae and Polyphemidae (Draft) (PDF) 1997 7680000560
An Identification Guide to the Nymphal Mayflies (Order EPHEMEROPTERA) of British Columbia (PDF) Mar ’96 7680000552
Field Key to Freshwater Fishes of B.C. (full size) (PDF, 9.8 MB)
Field Key to Freshwater Fishes of B.C. (field size water resistant version) (PDF)
May '94 7610000688, field size 7680000615
Key to Species of Freshwater Calanoid Copopods of BC (PDF) Mar '96 7680000551
Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory Standards and Methods 
Aerial Photography and Videography Standards: Application for Stream Inventory and Assessment (PDF, 6.9 MB) Mar ’96 7680000785
Bathymetric Standards for Lake Inventories Version 3.0 (PDF) Mar '09 Internet only
Fish Collection Methods and Standards, Version 4.0 (PDF) Jan '97 7680000555
Fish Collection Methods and Standards, Errata No. 1 (PDF) Mar '99 7680000786
Fish Collection Methods and Standards, Errata No. 2 (PDF) Mar '04 Internet only
Fisheries Information Summary System (FISS) (PDF, 1.3 MB) Oct '97 7680001990
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Standards and Procedures, Version 2.0 (PDF, 1.8 MB) Apr '01 7680001404
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Standards and Procedures, Errata (PDF) Apr ’09 Internet only
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Follow-up Sampling Stream Standards, Version 1.0 (PDF) Apr ’06 Internet only
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Follow-up Sampling Stream Standards, Errata (PDF) Apr ’07 Internet only
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Quality Assurance Procedures, Version 1.0 (PDF) Mar ’99 Internet only
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Quality Assurance Procedures, Errata (PDF) Mar ’04 Internet only
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Reach Information Guide, Version 1.0 (PDF) Mar ’00 7680001127
Reconnaissance (1:20 000) Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory: Users’ Guide to the Fish and Fish Habitat Assessment Tool (FHAT20), Version 1.0 (PDF) Apr '00 7680001165
Overview Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory Methodology, Version 1.0 (PDF) Mar '99 7680000883
Standards for Fish and Fish Habitat Maps, Version 3.0 (PDF) Apr ’01 7680001462
Standards for Fish and Fish Habitat Maps, Errata (PDF) Apr '09 Internet only
User’s Guide to the B.C. Watershed/Waterbody Identifier System, Version 3.0 (PDF) Mar '04 Internet only
Water Quality
The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network – Field Guide (PDF, 1.3 MB) Mar ’09 Internet only
Continuous Water Quality Sampling Programs: Operating Procedures (PDF, 2.7 MB); Appendices (PDF) Jan ’07 Internet only
Freshwater Biological Sampling Manual (PDF) 1997 7680000557
Guidelines for Designing and Implementing a Water Quality Monitoring Program in British Columbia (PDF) Feb ’98 7680000554
Guidelines for Interpreting Water Quality Data (PDF) Feb ’98 7680000553
Guidelines for Monitoring Fine Sediment Deposition in Streams, Version 1.3 (PDF, 8.3 MB) (Companion to Lake and Stream Bottom Sediment Sampling Manual) May ’02 7680000954
Lake and Stream Bottom Sediment Sampling Manual (PDF) 1997 7680000550
Part E Water and Wastewater Sampling: Ambient Freshwater and Effluent Sampling Manual (PDF) 2003 Internet only
Water Quantity
Manual of British Columbia Hydrometric Standards, Version 1.0 (PDF, 4.9 MB) Mar ’09 Internet only