WA State TU’s WooDDAM Program

Background

 

WooDDAM is a collaborative effort to build a database and develop a tool for predicting wood jam dynamics in rivers. This tool, designed for both natural and anthropogenic (man-made) jams, is intended for both resource managers and researchers. The database includes information about wood jam characteristics, channel and valley bottom morphology, hydrologic regime, and how wood jams change during high flows of varying magnitude. Many wood jams are tracked over multiple years, providing temporal change data. This database feeds a statistical model to predict how wood jams change during high flows, which can subsequently be used to inform decisions on whether to reintroduce or retain wood jams in streams

WATU & USFS/CWC/WCNR

WA TU State Council has created a unique partnership with U.S. Forest Service National Stream Aquatic Ecology Center and the Colorado Water Center in partnership with the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University led by Dan Scott, to train and deploy a team of TU volunteers willing and able to conduct these assessments. We’re currently working to finalize the processes and procedures necessary to begin conducting the assessments after it becomes safe to do so – we will always keep the safety of our volunteers at the top of our priorities.

This web page is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding all-things-WooDDAM-related. It’s new, so there will be on-going changes and improvements over time – suggestions are always welcome.

Welcome to WooDDAM Land!

Header photo credit: Brad Throssell

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WooDDAM Land (a work in progress)

WooDDAM INFO

Please use the informational tabs below to navigate around the WooDDAM Team’s wealth of woody debris assessment information.

Specifically, you can:

  • Educate yourself on the WooDDAM program
  • Refresh your memory from in-person training
  • Reference training materials
  • Reserve a WooDDAM assessment kit
  • Have an easy link to the WooDDAM website

WooDDAM RULES & FAQs

  • You must successfully complete an online AND in-person WooDDAM assessment training session prior to requesting a kit and going out in to the field.
  • We have 5 assessment kits of equipment available to volunteers.
  • Survey teams must consist of at least 2 peoples for volunteer safety.

WooDDAM Field Survey Demo

WooDDAM Online Training

Missing Line Mode

Calibrating Range Finder

FIELD PROTOCOL FOR DATA COLLECTION

WooDDAM website explaining wood jam dynamics and data collection methods is here.

WooDDAM has created a comprehensive manual that provides detailed instructions on how to do wood jam surveys and submit the data. Additionally, we have training videos in the “Training Videos” tab to the left that can walk you through the process step by step. Embedded below is a copy of this PDF. This manual is the basis for all of their training.

When in the field, the surveyor can either print out the printable data collection FORM or use this digital FORM to fill out the data on their mobile device while in the field.

Once field data is collected into an excel document, the surveyor will submit it here.  WooDDAM will then conduct QA/QC on your submission and upload it to the WooDDAM database.

If the embedded manual below doesn’t load, refresh the page and come back to this tab or download the PDF.

WooDDAM Kit Reservations

BAT Regional Map

Current WooDDAM Kit Location are as follows (Eventually there will be at least one in each of the regions on the map above):

· Mercer Island (1) · North Bend (4) ·

When in the field, the surveyor can either print out the printable data collection FORM or use this digital FORM to fill out the data on their mobile device while in the field.

Once field data is collected into the above excel document, the surveyor will submit it here.  WooDDAM will then conduct QA/QC on your submission and upload it to the WooDDAM database.

Training Videos

WooDDAM Field Survey Demo

WooDDAM Online Training

Training Slides
Range Finder Resources

Missing Line Mode

Calibrating Range Finder

WooDDAM Manual

FIELD PROTOCOL FOR DATA COLLECTION

WooDDAM website explaining wood jam dynamics and data collection methods is here.

WooDDAM has created a comprehensive manual that provides detailed instructions on how to do wood jam surveys and submit the data. Additionally, we have training videos in the “Training Videos” tab to the left that can walk you through the process step by step. Embedded below is a copy of this PDF. This manual is the basis for all of their training.

When in the field, the surveyor can either print out the printable data collection FORM or use this digital FORM to fill out the data on their mobile device while in the field.

Once field data is collected into an excel document, the surveyor will submit it here.  WooDDAM will then conduct QA/QC on your submission and upload it to the WooDDAM database.

If the embedded manual below doesn’t load, refresh the page and come back to this tab or download the PDF.

Reserve Kits

WooDDAM Kit Reservations

BAT Regional Map

Current WooDDAM Kit Location are as follows (Eventually there will be at least one in each of the regions on the map above):

· Mercer Island (1) · North Bend (4) ·

Data Submission

When in the field, the surveyor can either print out the printable data collection FORM or use this digital FORM to fill out the data on their mobile device while in the field.

Once field data is collected into the above excel document, the surveyor will submit it here.  WooDDAM will then conduct QA/QC on your submission and upload it to the WooDDAM database.

WooDDAM Links