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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Beaver Creek Field Research Station

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Wisconsin Adopt-A-Lake, Wisconsin Water Education Network

Contact Information
Name:Paul Tweed Street:S 1 County Highway K
City: Fall CreekState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:54742-Phone: 715 877-2212
Email:tweed@discover-net.netWeb site1:http://WWW.CS.UWEC.EDU/BeaverCreek
Fax: 715 877-2212Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:8 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Beaver Creek Field Research Station coordinates watershed monitoring and research programs involving students, teachers, community members, resource professionals, and others. We work on lentic and lotic ecosystems in both basic parameters and advanced research. Much of the project focuses on the Eau Claire River watershed of western Wisxonsin.

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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