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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lower Nehalem Watershed Monitoring Project

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


Contact Information
Name:Tim Austin; Sage WaldenStreet:P.O. Box 249
City: NehalemState: Oregon
Zip Code:97131-Phone: 503 368-7424
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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? No

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

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is a volunteer citizens group dedicated to improving the health of the Nehalem River watershed. Our monitoring project is designed to determine the impact of logging, farming, development, and other activity on the watershed's water quality, and then to work with landowners to improve conditions.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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