Available resources are not sufficient to accommodate all requests to sample specific waters. Therefore, certain ranking criteria will be applied to determine which areas to sample. Points will be allocated for the following weighted criteria:

Principle Criteria Yes No
Presence of pure wild (unmanipulated) stock of fish 5 0
Study area of special management concern (e.g. recovery project or suspected disease area) 5 1
Species of special management concern (threatened or endangered species) 5 1
Area has never been sampled for fish diseases 3 0
Routine population sampling 5 1
Sampling site is Federally managed 3 0
Historical data available from site (population, biodiversity, water quality, etc) 3 0
Area is a broodstock or egg collection site 3 0
Partnerships will significantly leverage funds 4 0
Other relevant data being collected that enhances survey context
Contaminants 1 0
Population estimates 1 0
Year classes 1 0
Species abundance/diversity/community structures 1 0
Environmental Parameters
D.O. 1 0
Temperature 1 0
Habitat type 1 0
pH 1 0
Water hardness 1 0
Flow rate 1 0
others: 1 each 0
Testing for Bacteria
Testing for Bacteria