Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Manual
The Iowa Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Technical Manual is presented in 2 formats. The first format is as a complete manual for those interested in the entire program. The second format is as individual protocols for each taxonomic group. The same information is presented in each format. The manual, however, is 229 pages with all 5 appendices, which may be too cumbersome for those interested in only 1 or 2 taxonomic groups.

For those interested in the entire program, we recommend downloading:
  • MSIM Technical Manual
  • Appendix 1 - 5
For those interested in only certain taxonomic groups, we recommend downloading:
  • Office Protocols
  • Monitoring Protocols specific to the organisms of interest

With the exception of Appendix 1 Tables of Iowa Wildlife, information for all relevant appendices is included in the individual monitoring protocols.

Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Documents:
MSIM Technical Manual
Appendix 1 - Checklist of Iowa Wildlife
Appendix 2 - Datasheets
Appendix 3 - Turtle Marking Codes and Herp Photo Vouchers
Appendix 4 - Macroinvertebrate Sampling
Appendix 5 - Fish Abnormalities
Office and Plot Establishment Protocols
Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring
Aquatic Habitat Classification Monitoring
Bat Monitoring
Bird Monitoring
Butterfly Monitoring
Damselfly and Dragonfly Monitoring
Fish Monitoring Lakes
Fish Monitoring Rivers
Fish Monitoring Wadeable Streams
Mammal Monitoring
Mussel Monitoring
Terrestial Habitat Classification
Terrestial Snail Monitoring

Contact information:

Karen Kinkead, Ph.D., Monitoring and Research Biologist
Wildlife Diversity Program, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Boone Wildlife Research Station
1436 255th Street, Boone, IA 50036
Phone (515)432-2823 ext. 115,