Document Capture/Archiving


Kier Associates has assisted watershed groups and agencies by scanning hundreds of historic agency file reports and memoranda, thus creating a knowledge-base for understanding the historic condition of fish resources and aquatic habitats

Restoration and adaptive management programs need strong foundations of existing information to guide improved land and water use. If such documents languish in paper on agency shelves, in libraries or other archives, it is unlikely they will be part of the shared knowledge-base needed to guide scientific or stake-holder driven watershed restoration and management initiatives. 

cover of 1930 Fishh and Game document

We began developing tools for document capture in 1995, with the launch of the Klamath Resource Information System (KRIS).  Over 2,500 of the 4,000-plus documents that have been posted to the KRIS website ( were captured by the Kier team during KRIS-based watershed assessment projects.  The team has the skills and experience to capture your project’s most important historical documents and to make them a powerful element of your restoration planning and adaptive management knowledge base.

Currently a web based interactive library tool is under development that allows online addition, editing, and search by keyword and contents of documents.

Kier Associates conducted an exhaustive review of technical literature regarding Klamath River fish and wildlife (from the upper basin to the Shasta River) and compiled an extensive bibliography for PacifiCorp, owners of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project.

The Kier team designed a custom Access database for the project that includes abstracts of the documents, where they may be found, and a scanned image of the cover of each (since the many annual reports tend to resemble one another).

PacifiCorp shared the Kier Associates bibliographic database with Klamath River stakeholders in conjunction with its facilitated Klamath Hydroelectric Project federal re-licensing process.

screen image from Pacific Corp Biblio