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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Bob Craycraft; Jeff Schloss Street:133 Spaulding; 38 Academic Way
City: DurhamState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03824-Phone: 603 862-3848 603 862-3696
Fax: 603 862-2717Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):536
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:11 Students Number:126

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $70000 Year monitoring began: 1978

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:lake & watershed associations; service organizations

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Rockingham; Strafford; Merrimack; Hillsborough; Carrol; Belknap; Grafton; Coos; Sullivan; Cheshire

Program description:
The Lakes Lay Monitoring Program offers a wide range of monioring options for participants, with over two decades of experience supporting volunteer monitoring of lakes and watersheds throughout New Hampshire. We emphasize a modular approach that matches needs and concerns with appropriate monitoring and collaborative research projects. Recent projects include developing GIS applications using volunteer-derived data and impact site NPS assessments.

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

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species, Algal toxins

Exotic/Invasive Species:
faywort;zebra mussels;milfoil;, water chestnut, Brazilian Elodea, Hydrilla, fanwort, zebra mussels, milfoil

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, riparian surveys, bathymetric surveys

Restoration activities:
shoreline stabilization and road drainage BMPs

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyLocal government, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsLocal government, University scientists
LegislationOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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