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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Greater Gallatin Watershed Council - Stream Team Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Tammy CroneStreet:
City: BozemanState: Montana
Zip Code:Phone:
Email:info@greatergallatin.orgWeb site1:http://http://www.greatergallatin.org
Fax: Web site2:


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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $$12,000 Year monitoring began: 2008

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Governmentx Local Government
x Foundationsx Businesses Memberships
x Donationsx Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xConservation District

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Gallatin

Program description:
Citizen-based volunteer stream montioring program developed in partnership with the Gallatin Local Water Quality District. The Gallatin Stream Team Program's goal is to collect scientifically rigorous and credible water quality data for long-term trend monitoring in the Gallatin watershed. The program has three objectives: (1) the data will be utilized by local, state, and federal agencies for scientifically-sound decision making. (2) Provide an educational opportunity for local citizens to increase their knowledge of water quality and how it relates to land-use issues; encouraging watershed stewardship. (3) Be an integral component of the Gallatin Local Water Quality District's larger long-term surface water monitoring network.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:



Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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