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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Bad River Watershed Association
Monitoring program names:
Bad River Watershed Association Water Quality Monitoring
Culvert Program Inventory, Restoration and Monitoring

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



Contact Information
Name:Michele WheelerStreet:P. O. Box 875
City: AshlandState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:54806Phone: 715-682-2003
Email:brwa_wi@yahoo.comWeb site1:http://www.badriverwatershed.org
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Governmentx State Governmentx Local Government
x Foundations Businesses Memberships
x 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:
Ashland; Bayfield; Iron

Program description:
Culvert Program Inventory, Restoration and Monitoring; invasive plants

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Purple Loosestrife, Knapweed, Hogweed, European Marsh Thistle, Bull Thistle, Buckthorn, Honeysuckle, garlic mustard, leafy spurge, wild parsnip

Additional activities:
Restoration, local issue presentations

Restoration activities:
culvert Replacement



Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
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 assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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