Online Publications

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The Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment Division posts many of its documents to the web as .pdf files. The documents listed below are organized into four groups:

  • Frequently Requested Documents - The publications that get the most attention.
  • General Documents - Publications written for a more general audience, organized into reports and fact sheets.
  • Area-Specific - Fact sheets specific to certain topics and geographic areas around the state.
  • Technical Documents - Sampling manuals, yearly data compilations, special study reports, and other technical reports.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Symposium Proceedings Based on MBSS Data - .pdf with citations and links to journal websites where you can view abstracts or complete articles.


Can't find the document you are looking for? Use the contact information on the left and we will help you out.

Frequently Requested Documents

General Documents

Doc TitlePublication Date
Evaluating a Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance Stream Restoration and its Effects on Water Quality and Benthic Macroinvertebrates5/2023​
MBSS Round 4 Sampling Manual​1/29/2019​
Didymosphenia geminata Infestation in Maryland: Reactions and Responses by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 2008-201412/1/2016
Monitoring freshwater mussel relocation in Deer Creek, Rocks State Park6/1/2016
Quality Assurance Document for Temperature Monitoring2/3/2016
Relocation of freshwater mussels in Deer Creek, Rocks State Park, Maryland6/1/2015
Maryland Stream Waders Volunteer Stream Monitoring Manual1/9/2015
​​ 2014 Update to MBSS Sentinel Site Report12/31/2014
MBSS Round 3 Fish Population Estimates11/13/2014
Common Fish of Maryland10/22/2013
Study on Dam Removal on the Patapsco River5/1/2013
Do Road Salts Cause Environmental Impacts?4/1/2013
​​​ Surveys for the Endangered Maryland Darter12/1/2012
Maryland Darter Survey12/1/2012
Maryland Stream Waders 10 Year Report10/1/2012
Key to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Maryland​1/23/2012
Guide to Using Round 1 and 2 (1995 - 2010) Maryland Biological Stream Survey Data5/10/2010
2010 Sentinel Site Report4/1/2010
MBSS Sampling Manual : Field Protocols (Round 3: 2007-2009)2/1/2007
Eastern Mud Salamander Status in Maryland12/1/2006
Freshwater Bivalves of Maryland Field Identification Information8/1/2006
Stream Corridor Assessment - Lower Linganore Creek5/1/2005
Stream Corridor Assessment - Ballenger Creek5/1/2005
A Physical Habitat Index for Freshwater Wadeable Streams in Maryland7/1/2003
Maryland Stream Waders Sample Year 2002 Report5/1/2003
Stream Corridor Assessment - Protocol Manual9/1/2001

Data Sheets

Fact Sheets

Critter Posters

Technical Documents

Due to the large number in our archives, they can not all be listed here. If you are searching for a document that is not found above, please send us a Data Request, and we will be happy to assist you.