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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP)

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



Contact Information
Name:Scott A. KishbaughStreet:NYS Dept of Env. Conserv; Division of Water 50 Wolf Rd.
City: AlbanyState: New York
Zip Code:12233-3508Phone: 518-402-8282
Email:sakishba@gw.dec.state.ny.usWeb site1:http://ourworld.compuserve.con/homepages/nys_lakes
Fax: 518-402-9029Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $125000 Year monitoring began: 1986

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
CSLAP is a statewide lake, pond, and reservoir monitoring and assessment effort involving two state agencies, a statewide umbrella group of about 300 lake associations, county and local government, and private citizens of all backgrounds, all working together to better manage and understand the outstanding water resources of New York State.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research Our program, State government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government, University scientists
Other
 

 

 
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