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Columbia Basin Historical Ecology Project Data

June 17, 2020

Basin wide assessments of historical habitat potential in the Columbia basin.

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Project extent

The Columbia Basin Historical Ecology Project consists of basin-wide assessments of historical habitat potential and current habitat condition to guide recovery efforts for endangered salmon. Associated datasets and model outputs include attributed stream networks, main stem and side channel habitat predictions, reference channel type predictions, and pre-settlement riparian vegetation predictions.

Our datasets are based on the U.S. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Canadian Watershed Atlas. We have model results and stream attributes built upon the 1:100K and the newer 1:24k NHD versions. Because of the network processing required to run our models we were not able to retain NHD reach identifiers but our layers can be associated with other datasets using spatial joins.

GIS data downloads

Title Description Download
(.zip)
Last updated Data dictionary Publication
Columbia basin streams 1:24k 1:24k resolution hydrography layer with multiple attributes shapefile 5.30.2018 PDF 
(2 pages)
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CRB mainstem and side channel habitat (1:24k) Predicted mainstem and side channel widths for Columbia basin streams Coming soon! - - -
Columbia basin streams 1:100k 1:100k resolution hydrography layer  for streams >8m bankfull width with multiple attributes shapefile 8.12.2017 PDF 
(2 pages)
In review
CRB mainstem and side channel habitat (1:100k) Predicted bank, bar and side channel habitat unit areas for streams >8m bankfull width in the Columbia basin shapefile 8.12.2017 PDF 
(1 pages)
In review
CRB Channel type model results (1:100k) Predicted channel patterns for streams >8m bankfull width in the Columbia basin shapefile 2013 PDF 
(2 pages)
PDF
Historical riparian vegetation observations Observed riparian vegetation taxa from Public Land Surveys in late 1800s and early 1900s shapefile 2021 PDF 
(3 pages)
In press
Predicted historical riparian vegetation  Predicted pre-settlement riparian vegetation groups and taxa shapefile 2021 PDF 
(1 pages)
In press

Publications

Bond, M.H., T.G. Nodine, T.J. Beechie, and R.W. Zabel. 2019. Estimating the benefits of widespread floodplain reconnection for Columbia River Chinook salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:1212-1226. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0108   

Beechie, T., and H. Imaki (2014), Predicting natural channel patterns based on landscape and geomorphic controls in theColumbia River basin, USA, Water Resour. Res., 50, 39–57, doi:10.1002/2013WR013629

Contact

Tim Beechie
tim.beechie@noaa.gov

Morgan Bond
morgan.bond@noaa.gov

Last updated on 05/07/2021