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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Yamhill Basin Council
Monitoring program names:
Yamhill Basin Council

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



Contact Information
Name:Watershed CoordinatorStreet:800 NE 2nd Street / PO Box 1517
City: McMinnvilleState: Oregon
Zip Code:97128-1517Phone: 503-474-1047
Email:ybc_coordinator@co.yamhill.or.usWeb site1:http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/ybc
Fax: 503-472-2459Web 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: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30,000 Year monitoring began: 2003

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? unknown

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Yamhill; Polk

Program description:
The Yamhill Basin Council (YBC) works collaboratively to improve water quality in the Yamhill Basin. The YBC participates in the local TMDL process and implementation. We also monitor water quality, educate the public and local government entities on practices to improve water quality (such as encouraging the proper maintainance of roadside ditches), and work to increase the storage capacity of watersheds by increasing off channel storage, floodplain recharge, and groundwater filtration.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
riparian habitat restoration, wet prairie restoration, in-stream habitat restoration and erosion reduction



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

 

 
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