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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Sky Island Alliance
Riparian Inventory and Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Trevor HareStreet:738 N 5th Av. Suite 201
City: TucsonState: Arizona
Zip Code:85705Phone: 520 624-7080
Email:trevor@skyislandalliance.orgWeb site1:http://www.skyislandalliance.org
Fax: 520 791-7709Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40-200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10,000 Year monitoring began: 2002

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Government State Government Local Government
x Foundations Businessesx Memberships
x Donationsx 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:
USA and Mexico

Program description:
The Sky Island Alliance proposes to evaluate, and plan restoration of, key recovery sites for native Ranid frogs and native fish. Inventory and monitoring will focus on the National Forest and BLM lands of Arizona and New Mexico, evaluating habitat parameters and population status of native and exotic fish and amphibian species. Landscape-level inventory will identify sites and monitoring will cover a seven-mile radius around and including identified sites, to assess and monitor threats to the site-specific recovery efforts, and to track native species recovery throughout watersheds.

We are seeking dedicated ?Citizen Scientists? who can commit to the program on a long-term basis and can inventory transects and sites in either the Canelo Hills or Pajarito Mountains on a regular basis.

After completing a training, volunteers adopt a transect and associated sites, monitor it once every six weeks, attend volunteer weekend monitoring events, and report regularly to the program coordinator. Volunteers must follow strict guidelines and adhere to the survey protocol to ensure the scientific viability of our data. If you are curious and want to see what we do, you can join a current survey team to observe and learn. However, to adopt a transect, a volunteer must attend a training workshop.

Don?t miss this exciting opportunity to use your skills toward accomplishing critical conservation goals. As a citizen scientist, you will be helping Sky Island Alliance fulfill its mission of protecting and restoring the native biodiversity of our region.


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

Physical/chemical monitoring:



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

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Bullfrogs!

Additional activities:
Restoration

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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