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Streams can be monitored for many traits and in many ways. We will examine closely the physical, chemical, and biological nature of our streams. Testing the water quality, survey fish and wildlife habitat, and keeping abreast of land uses in the entire watershed allows you to become an extra set of eyes and ears for interested agencies and ensure that your stream is looked after on a regular basis. Even more importantly, you can become an informed citizen who can collect information to create new on knowledge about our environment.

To get you started as a Stream Monitor, protocols for how you collect information are offered in four areas. These protocols are not the only way to monitor streams but they allow us a common understanding of our streams so that we can talk our watersheds. In addition to sharing common information, these protocols will help you develop the rich context of understanding we are looking for so that new and exciting research can grow out of our observations. Click on the links below for specific research methodologies used for the collaborative stream monitoring.

Research Methodology for:

  1. Visual Survey

  2. Water Quality Index

  3. Biological Inventory

  4. Flow Rate

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