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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Nebraska Wildlife Federation
Adopt A Stream Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Dan StahrStreet:PO Box 81437
City: LincolnState: Nebraska
Zip Code:68501Phone: 402-477-1008
Email:NebraskaWildlife@windstream.netWeb site1:
Fax: 402 561-9422Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:14 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Nebraska Wildlife Federation's Adopt a Stream program is designed to help schools, communities, or youth groups adopt a portion of a local stream, assess the stream's biological condition, and develop effective conservation projects to improve the condition of Nebraska's streams.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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