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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Little Butte and Upper Rogue Watershed Councils
Volunteer Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Bob Jones Street:411 West 8th St.; Room 286
City: MedfordState: Oregon
Zip Code:97501-3189Phone: 541 774-2439
Email:bjones@ci.medford.or.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 541 774-2555Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10000 Year monitoring began: 1998

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Little Butte and Upper Rogue Watershed Councils are monitoring water quality by collecting baseline data on basic physical and chemical parameters. The watersheds sampled are part of the Rogue River Basin, and the source of the city of Medford's municipal water. We have a paid program coordinator but hope to be totally volunteer-run by the third year.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hardness, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State 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 advisoriesOur program, Local government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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