Assessing Crossing Structures
We have developed a protocol for the assessment of stream crossings, including data forms, instructions, and training materials, all available on our NAACC Documents page. A web-based database was then created to serve as a convenient repository of the data collected in crossings surveys.
Anyone can volunteer to survey crossings but they must belong to an organized regional group headed by a designated survey coordinator. Training and certification are also required, to ensure high quality data.
Although anyone may view or export data in our database, certified observers and coordinators are the only people allowed to enter data into the database.