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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI)

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


Contact Information
Name:Elaine MajorStreet:University of Alaska; Anchorage
707 A St.
City: AnchorageState: Alaska
Zip Code:99501-Phone: 907 257-2731
Email:anebg@uaa.alaska.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 907 257-2707Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100000 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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? Yes

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:
ENRI is involved in development, testing, and promotion of biological monitoring programs for the state of Alaska. We have worked collaboratively with local, state, federal, and tribal representatives to implement water quality monitoring. Standardized sampling methodologies are being developed for technical evaluations, citizen monitoring, and educational monitoring programs in conjunction with state and fedral agencies and nonprofit groups. We serve the Kuskokwim and Nushagak River drainages, the municipality of Anchorage, and kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna Boroughs.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hardness, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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