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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Openlands Project

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


Contact Information
Name:Kent Taylor Street:220 S. State St.; Room 1880
City: ChicagoState: Illinois
Zip Code:60604-2103Phone: 312 427-4256 242
Email:OPENLANDS@AOL.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 312 427-6251Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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? 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:
Openlands Project monitors Prairie, Grant, Jackson, and Tyler Creeks in Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Restoration

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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