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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Citizen-Based Monitoring Network of Wisconsin
Monitoring program names:
Citizen-Based Monitoring Network of Wisconsin

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


Contact Information
Name:Michelle WashebekStreet:P.O. Box 7921 - E/R 6
City: MadisonState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:53703-792Phone: 608-266-5241
Email: michelle.washebek@dnr.state.wi.usWeb site1:http://atriweb.info/CBM/index.cfm
Fax: 608-266-2925Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10,000
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $250,000 Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
x 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:
all in Wisconsin

Program description:
The WI monitoring network functions as a comprehensive stakeholder collaboration designed to improve the effectiveness of monitoring efforts by providing communications, resources and recognition in order to build and maintain the dynamic picture of our natural resources.


Environments monitored:
Air, Beach, Estuary, Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closuresNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Swimming advisoriesNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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