General Overview of the 7-step Guide of this Web Site
This website is based on the concept described in (Peters and Ward 2003), which emphasizes that the design and implementation of a monitoring program is an iterative process involving a series of linked steps. We organize the design and implementation of a monitoring program around the seven steps illustrated in the monitoring wheel shown below.
This arrangement of steps emphasizes that they are interconnected and iterative, and that users should work through the steps sequentially. We cannot overemphasize the importance of each step. None of them can be omitted. All of them are linked, and skipping any of them could result in misleading data, inappropriate decisions, or ineffective use of time, money, and effort with no net benefit to salmon populations or people.