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Citizens Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index October 5th

By on September 23, 2019

cQHEI (Citizens Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index), Oct. 5, Shale Hollow Park



Learn how to do  basic habitat assessment in Ohio streams on Saturday, October 5.  Course instruction by the Midwest Biodiversity Institute.

$30 early-bird pricing ends October 1st; $40 after October 1.



cQHEI Classroom Instruction (10 AM – 12 PM)

Includes a detailed overview of the cQHEI, along with an introduction to Ohio Water Quality Standards (WQS) and biological monitoring, and their relationship to the Citizen QHEI. We will focus on the importance of habitat in your local stream, and  also how cumulative habitat losses can affect stream quality at watershed and larger scales.

Field Exploration of the cQHEI (1-3 PM)

While in the field we will apply what was learned in the classroom.  We will review scoring methods, and each participant will practice scoring while trainers provide feedback. The field work will provide a practical experience in objective data collection and evaluation.


No experience needed.

This course will provide trainees with exposure to cQHEI and its uses.

The course is offered at:  Shale Hollow Park, Lewis Center


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