The National Park Service (NPS) Inventory and Monitoring Program was designed to determine the current status and monitor long-term trends in the condition of park natural resources, providing park managers with a strong scientific foundation for making decisions and working with other agencies and the public to protect park ecosystems. The Southern Colorado Plateau Network (SCPN) is monitoring aquatic macroinvertebrates as an overall indicator of aquatic ecosystem integrity (Thomas et al. 2006). Coyote Gulch was sampled in 2005 and 2006 to develop and test the Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Protocol for the Southern Colorado Plateau Network (Brasher et al. 2011). Previously, aquatic macroinvertebrates were sampled from the Escalante River and its tributaries by Vinson (2000, 2001, and 2002), Mueller (1999), and sporadically by others. Few data exist describing the aquatic ecology of these two streams in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA).
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