2019 Strategic Habitat Meeting Presentations



Strategic Habitat Meeting 2019

Each year, the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network come together to share information and set an area of focus for the upcoming year.  The 2019 SHU Meeting was held on January 15 in Andalusia Alabama.

Full Presentations are available to view and download below. 

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  1. Cawaco Supports the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network


      2. US Fish & Wildlife Service Aquatics Listing Calendar

      3. Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center

      4. A Vision for Aquatic Restoration of the Coosa River-Southeastern Fisheries Council

5. Sediment Risk Index Internship Report 

6. Priority Watersheds- The Nature Conservancy

7. Trispot Darter Survey- Geological Survey of Alabama

8. Fish Passage Project- Turkey Creek 

9. Plan for Restoration & Recovery of Aquatic Species in Alabama

10. SHU-Relevant Research at the University of West Alabama- Michael Sandel

11. Watershed Work at the Geological Survey of Alabama

More about Cawaco’s partnership with the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network:

Cawaco RC&D provides administrative and project support to the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network.  The Network is an informal group that shares information regarding: 

  • Information regarding threatened, endangered and at-risk species,
  • Identifies cooperative opportunities for sampling or performing assessments, and
  • Provides information regarding current and upcoming regulations and legislation.

Alabama Rivers and Streams Network is comprised of:

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Geological Survey of Alabama
  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management
  • Utilities
  • Forestry
  • Consultants
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Universities and Colleges


The US Fish and Wildlife Service contracted with Cawaco to host internships.  Interns from the University of Alabama and University of West Alabama perform habitat surveys at stream road crossings. Learn more about the work performed by interns HERE.

The 2018 SHU meeting was held February 14, 2018 at the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative in Prattville, Alabama.

Links to the presentations are below:

Sediment Risk Index Presentation

Species Status Assessment

USFWS Partners Program

Trispot Darter

Progress of Water Planning in Alabama

Current Status of Flattened Musk Turtle

Strategic Habitat Unit Map

Paint Rock

Freshwater Mollusks

Freshwater Initiative 2017-2018

Barrier Removal Projects

Alabama Rivers and Streams Network SHU Mapper

Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center

Alabama Rivers & Streams Network Update


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