Developing stream temperature networks for the Greater Yellowstone to aid in managing aquatic resources under a changing climate

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The topographic diversity and extensive area of protected public land within the Greater Yellowstone demonstrate the importance of this region as a natural resource reserve. Understanding the effects of anticipated changes in climate on aquatic resources and means for managing these resources will ultimately require accurate linkages between empirical data and regional climatic patterns. This project is focused on collecting year-round stream temperature data within the Greater Yellowstone to improve the coverage of existing data, refine stream temperature models, and ultimately aid managers in developing future management strategies.