River and Stream Continuity Project

Online Documents

Crossing Standards & Guidelines:

Massachusetts River & Stream Crossing Standards
Dated March 1, 2011

New Hampshire Stream Crossing Guidelines
small pdf icon
Dated May 2009

CT Stream Crossing Guidelines small pdf icon
Dated February 26, 2008

VT Stream Crossing Guidelines small pdf icon
Dated March 2009


Resources:

Ecological Considerations in the Design of River and Stream Crossings
Scott D. Jackson, Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2003

Scientific Basis of Road-Stream Crossing Assessments in the Ashluelot River Watershed
Ethan Nedeau for The Nature Conservancy

Stream Crossing Handbook stream crossing handbook

Stream Crossing Poster

Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organism at Road-Stream Crossings
US Forest Service, May 2008 - (warning: large file - 31mb)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Embedded Area Spreadsheet
"This Embedded Area Spreadsheet developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows how to calculate the open area for embedded pipe culverts to meet the 0.25 standard for openness ratio."

 

River and Stream Continuity Project Forms and Instructions:

River and Stream Continuity Project: Crossings Field Data Form
For conducting volunteer assessments of road-stream crossings
Dated July 2, 2014

River and Stream Continuity Project: Instructions for the Crossings Field Data Form
For conducting volunteer assessments of road-stream crossings
Dated March 15 2013 (updated instructions coming soon)

River and Stream Continuity Project: Instructions for Using the Database
Dated September 25 2014

River and Stream Continuity Project: Guidelines for Coordinators
Dated March 8 2012

River and Stream Continuity Project: Instructions for Using the Database

River and Stream Continuity Project Aquatic Passage Scoring System
For scoring crossing structures based on volunteer assessments

GPS Tips for River and Stream Continuity Project
Dated August 9 2011

 

 

 

 

 

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New England Regional Water Quality logoThis material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department ofAgriculture, under Agreement No. 2004-51130-03108.