The Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program Protocol Handbook describes the program purpose, origin, and the thoughtfulness embedded in its design. It also provides a step-by-step guide to submitting project-level information to the KTAP database.
Download the KTAP Stewardship Project Reporting Handbook.
Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program (KTAP) is a local program seeking to better understand the benefits to water quality created by changes in land management and restoration projects. KTAP seeks to highlight the collective benefit that restoration and land management projects provide for water quality and habitat for native fish in the Klamath Basin.
KTAP: Stewardship Project Reporting defines a consistent system to track voluntary conservation and restoration actions in a way that 1) enables local practitioners and funders to make informed decisions regarding where and how to invest in water quality and habitat improvement; 2) provide the basis for scientific research that furthers our understanding of the system and the instream response of collective action.
This document, the KTAP Stewardship Project Reporting Protocol, is a companion to the KTAP Advanced Project Reporting Protocol, which can be applied to develop quantified and verified units of environmental improvement. In the future, regulatory agencies may choose to use the KTAP Advanced Project Reporting Protocol to track the water quality benefits of projects funded by point sources (e.g., Klamath Falls waste water treatment plant) toward their regulatory obligations (e.g. NPDES permit effluent limits).
Read the full KTAP Stewardship Project Reporting Handbook.