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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Community Monitoring of Metro Trout Streams

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:Kevin Bigalke Lois EberhartStreet:1200 Warner Rd.
City: St. PaulState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55106-6793Phone: 651 772 6152
Email:kevin.bigalke@dnr.state.mn.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 772 7977Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:8 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $80,780 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Government Local Government
x Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xschool budgets

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:


Program description:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources works to monitor and increase community awareness about Twin Cities Metro trout streams. As urbanism continues to spread into rural areas of the Twin Cities, these streams face many threats. In order to understand the effects of growing urbanization on these trout streams, we will be monitoring changes in composition of macroinvertebrate communities over time.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationNon-governmental community organizations, Local 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, State government, University scientists
Enforcement 
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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