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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Kootenai River Network, Inc.

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

Contact Information
Name: Street:P.O. Box 491
City: LibbyState: Montana
Zip Code:59923-Phone: 406 293-8754
Email:director@kootenairivernetwork.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 406 293-6489Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
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
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
Donations 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:

Program description:
Kootenai River Network is an international, non-profit organization of diverse citizens' groups, individuals, businesses, industry, and tribal and government water resource management agencies with interests in the entire 18,000-square-mile watershed basin. We work in Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia, Canada.

Environments monitored:
Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, pH, Pesticides, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Research State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsState government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government, Federal government
BMP evaluationState government, Federal government
Land use decisionsFederal government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government


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