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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lower Rogue and South Coast Watershed Councils
Watershed Stewards

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

Contact Information
Name:Cindy Ricks Myers Street:P.O. Box 666
City: Gold BeachState: Oregon
Zip Code:97444Phone: 541 247-2755
Email:cricks@harborside.comWeb site1:
Fax: 541 247-0408Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Lower Rogue and South Coast Watershed Councils monitor Curry County waterways in cooperation with state and federal agencies through our staff and volunteer efforts. We monitor sediment loads, stream summer temperatures, stream habitats, macroinvertebrates, upland and forest road conditions, vegetation plantings, and project effectiveness.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:
riparian improvements (fencing, planting, livestock off-stream water), fish passage, large wood instream placement, road sediment abatement

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program


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