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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Bradford County Conservation District

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



Contact Information
Name:Rich Gulyas;Street:Stoll Natural Resource Center RR#5
City: TowandaState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:18848-Phone: 717 265-5539
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 717 265-7435Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? 1

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:25 Students Number:500

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:Xfish sales

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?0 Is it state-approved?0
EPA-approved? 0

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?1

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Bradford County Conservation District provides monitoring information, education, and technical assistance to landowners, schools, and municipal officials for lakes and streams. We have developed a QA/QC primer for beginners.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


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

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementOur program, State government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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