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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Colorado River Watch

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


Contact Information
Name:Barb Horn Street:Colorado Division of Wildlife
City: DenverState: Colorado
Zip Code:80216-Phone: 970-382-6667
Email:barb.horn@state.co.us or riverwatch.wildlife@state.co.usWeb site1:http://wildlife.state.co.us/riverwatch/
Fax: 303 291-7456Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):260
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:310 Students Number:3900

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $248000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government 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? 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:
Rivers of Colorado Water Watch Network conducts hands-on, year-round, real science water quality monitoring, primarily on streams. Our data is mostly used to determine stream standards. We have produced watershed resource curriculum guides, and annual watershed reports of data, standards, and biological thresholds. We conduct annual watershed gatherings, computer trainings, and leadership skill trainings for students. We have different components for elementary and for middle/high school students.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

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


Biological monitoring:
Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Research Our program, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Enforcement 
LegislationOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Other
 

 

 
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