USFS Tier II Protocol Training Opportunity

USFS Tier II Protocol training | Sitka, AK | April 2014


Tier II is one method of quantifying the quality of stream habitat for spawning and rearing salmonids. It focuses on stream and channel morphology, and pool-forming structures in streams.

Among agencies and funding organizations, it is a well-accepted approach. Therefore, by being trained in Tier II, you will be able to provide credible information and/or have a good understanding to advocate for stream restoration projects.


This training is appropriate for any group interested in or actively partnering with federal / state / municipal agencies, or private landowners on stream restoration projects.


Scott Harris, Conservation Science Director with Sitka Conservation Society, has talked with the Tongass National Forest and they are excited to conduct a Tier II training for interested partners. This will take place in Sitka. It would be a 2-day training sometime during the week of 21 April. Participation will be limited to 6 folks.

Please contact Scott as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in this training


Call or email with any questions:

Scott Harris

Conservation Science Director, Sitka Conservation Society

Coordinator, Southeast Alaska Long-term Monitoring Network


Participants of the Sustainable Southeast Network Annual Meeting last November brainstormed ways to achieve more regional integration with training. Specifically, the group discussed opportunities to train local people and organizations with the US Forest Service Tier II protocols. This training opportunity builds the capacity of interested Southeast communities to influence land management decisions on their local watersheds.