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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest
Appalachian Forest Health Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Paul Kalisz; Jerry Waddle;
Albert G. Fritsch
Street:50 Lair St.
City: Mt. VernonState: Kentucky
Zip Code:40456-Phone: 606 256-0077
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 606 256-0077Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations 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:
Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest monitors both river and forest of the Upper Cumberland River Basin. We monitor the Rockcastle River and the forest health of 50 Kentucky plots, and conduct an annual River Day event.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations
Research Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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