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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
Sanctuary Education Awareness and Long-Term Stewardship (SEALS)

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

Contact Information
Name:Joanne Mohr Street:The Presidio; P.O. Box 29386
City: San FranciscoState: California
Zip Code:94129Phone: 415.561.6625 x 307
Email:jmohr@farallones.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 415 561-6616Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200000 Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
SEALS volunteers collect data on possible disturbance to harbor seals, document seal behavior, and do seal counts at Bolinas Lagoon. At Tomales Bay, during the pupping season, they also educate the public on appropriate behavior around the seals at this highly disturbed area.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Marine, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Federal government
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Federal government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Federal government
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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