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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP)

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) schoolyard education program


Contact Information
Name:Dan Shaw, Bosque SchoolStreet:4000 Learning Road; NW
City: AlbuquerqueState: New Mexico
Zip Code:87120Phone: 505 898 6388
Email:dshaw@bosqueschool.orgWeb site1:http://www.bosqueschool.org/BEMP/bemp.htm
Fax: 505 922 0392Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:24 Students Number:600

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100,000 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Government 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?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:
Bernalillo; Sandoval; Valencia; Socorro

Program description:
The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is jointly coordinated by the University of New Mexico's Department of Biology and Albuquerque, NM's Bosque School. It is a long-term program to study the Rio Grande's riverside forest, known locally by its Spanish name, "bosque." It has two main objectives. The first is to involve citizen volunteers (mostly k-12 students) in monitoring key variables that reflect bosque ecosystem structure, functioning, and biodiversity at sites with different flooding histories. The second objective is to track environmental trends and make this information available to resource agencies and researchers who manage and study the Rio Grande bosque.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Flow/Water level, Rainfall, air and ground temperature


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Terrestrial vegetation, cottonwood and vegetation distribution, composition, and productivity

Exotic/Invasive Species:
surface active arthropod activity

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
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 evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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