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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Big Fork River Board, Citizens Advisory Group

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


Contact Information
Name:Richard G. LacherStreet:HC 69; Box 101
City: NorthomeState: Minnesota
Zip Code:56661-9619Phone: 218 659-4511
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):3
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Big Fork River Board monitors seven sites on the Big Fork River. The Board is a joint powers board that implements the river management plan written by the Citizens Advisory Group.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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