The Amnis Opes Institute continues its work on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington Department of Ecology. In Washington, AOI assisted the Department of Ecology implement its Status and Trends Monitoring for Watershed Health and Salmon Recovery (WHSR). In 2014 the Department of Ecology Plans to continue its assessments in the Coastal and Lower Columbia regions. AOI also worked on behalf of the U.S. EPA for its National Rivers and Streams Assessment . These surveys consisted of a number of assessments across Washington and Oregon on large rivers that will serve as “reference” sites for the 2013-2014 assessments.