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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Gallatin Stream Teams
Monitoring program names:
Gallatin Local Water Quality District
Greater Gallatin Watershed Council

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Tammy CroneStreet:1709 W. College St.; Suite 104
City: BozemanState: Montana
Zip Code:59715Phone: 406-582-3145
Email:tammy.crone@gallatin.mt.govWeb site1:http://www.greatergallatin.org
Fax: Web site2:http://www.gallatin.mt.gov/GLWQD


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10,000 Year monitoring began: 2008

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Gallatin

Program description:
The Gallatin Stream Team Volunteer Program is a joint effort between the Gallatin Local Water Quality District (GLWQD) and the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council (GGWC). The goal of the program is to collect scientifically-credible data for long-term trend analysis in the Gallatin watershed and to supplement the GLWQD Stream Monitoring Network.

Volunteers receive annual training and collect field data on four streams 3 times a year during the summer. Water samples are collected for laboratory analysis and field parameters. Macroinvertebrates are collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Stream discharge, pebble counts and photo documentation activities are also conducted.

The QAPP developed for the program is the first Montana DEQ-approved volunteer QAPP in the state. Data collected by the volunteers during the first year of the program has already been utilized by the state for the TMDL in the lower Gallatin watershed.


Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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