SmartRivers Resources

Support materials for volunteers

If you have any further queries that aren't covered on this page or require any additional support, please email Lauren at: smartrivers@salmon-trout.org

SAMPLING

SAMPLING REFRESHER VIDEO

As we want your sampling to be as close as possible to professional guidelines and as representative of your river as possible, we've created this sampling method refresher video.

We advise that you familiarise yourself with this video each season, before heading out to collect your samples.

Remember, your results are only as good as your sampling technique!

SAMPLE TRACKER

When you're at the riverbank about to take your sample, you need to work out what habitats are present and how much of your 3-minutes sampling time you will allocate to each.

We've created this handy sheet that you can take down to the river, to complete the habitat calculations and for your bank person to keep track of what you've sampled.

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IDENTIFICATION

SAMPLE ANALYSIS REFRESHER VIDEO

Preparing and sorting your sample properly is essential to ensure efficient and accurate identification.

We know that starting a sample from scratch is an intimidating task, but with the guidance provided in this video we take you through it step-by-step.

RIVER INVERTEBRATE LARVAE IMAGES

10 - Serratella ignita

All the invertebrate images for identification are stored in a private Google Drive folder.

They can be viewed on any device via Google Drive. Download the entire image library for offline access.

Drop smartrivers@salmon-trout.org an email to request access.

 

CONTACT US FOR ID SUPPORT

Found an animal you're struggling to ID? We can get you the right entomology support.

Simply fill in the contact form below and attach a clear image of the invertebrate in question. If the photo is not enough, we may ask you to post the specimen. Instructions on how to do this will be provided if this is required.

DATA

SMARTRIVERS DATABASE

SmartRivers data is essential to our conservation and policy work. It is the scientific evidence we need to pinpoint local case studies that give us the power to make national changes.

To make this data available and in an accessible form for all, we have built a free, open-access, online portal for all SmartRivers data to be uploaded, stored, interrogated and downloaded.

The existing data for hubs already part of SmartRivers is live on the system, and the backlog of data from our Riverfly Census is being added over the next few months.

SmartRivers data is essential to our conservation and policy work. It is the scientific evidence we need to pinpoint local case studies that give us the power to make national changes.

To make this data available and in an accessible form for all, we have built a free, open-access, online portal for all SmartRivers data to be uploaded, stored, interrogated and downloaded.

The existing data for hubs already part of SmartRivers is live on the system, and the backlog of data from our Riverfly Census is being added over the next few months.

BIOMETRIC GLOSSARY

Struggling to tell your PSI from your TRPI?

We've created a new glossary breaking down the 'famous five' pressure metrics we use to drive action from your SmartRivers data.

 

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We've also created this blog on the 'other metrics' displayed on the SmartRivers database, describing what they are and what they indicate. View this here.