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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Audubon Canyon Ranch

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

Contact Information
Name:Sarah Tappen Street:P.O. Box 808
City: MarshallState: California
Zip Code:94940-Phone: 415 663-8203 or Web
Fax: 415 663-1112Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Audubon Canyon Ranch manages several monitoring programs on and off our wildlife sanctuaries in Marin and Sonoma counties. These programs include heron and egret nest monitoring, vegetation mapping, water quality monitoring, newt counts, and shorebird and waterbird surveys. Participation in shorebird and waterbird surveys requires some birding expertise.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Marine, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Terrestrial vegetation, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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