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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lake County Forest Preserve District
Wildlife Monitors

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



Contact Information
Name:Tom Smith Street:Ryerson Conservation Area
21950 Riverwoods Rd.
City: DeerfieldState: Illinois
Zip Code:60015-Phone: 847 948-7753 212
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 847 948-7712Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
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?No Is it state-approved?No
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:
Lake County Forest Preserve District monitors wildlife including sandhill cranes, bluebirds, wood ducks, frogs, bats, butterflies, and plants. We also conduct an orchid recovery project and monitor streams.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:
buckthorn;garlic mustard;;

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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