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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Golden Gate National Recreation Area-National Park Service
The Habitat Restoration Team and Invasive Plant Patrol

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

Contact Information
Name:Maria Alvarez Street:Marin Headlands Fort Cronkhite; Building 1064
City: SausalitoState: California
Zip Code:94965Phone: (415) 561-3077 or (415) 561-3044
Email:volunteer@parksconservancy.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 415 331-7521Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The GGNRA's Habitat Restoration Team and Invasive Plant Patrol protect and monitor plant community health, protect rare and endangered plants from extinction, and manage communities for plant diversity. Our program is accomplished by involving support of community volunteers and scientific and management information. Elements include invasive plant control programs parkwide plant patrols, and propagation and outplanting of native plants.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Terrestrial vegetation, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Eucalyptus globulus;Genista monspessulana;Ulex europaea;Cytisus scoparius;Delairea odorata;Leucanthemum vulgare;Arctotheca ;calendula;Centaurea solstitialis;Cortaderia jubata;Helichrysum petiolatum;Cytisus striatus

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Federal government
AdvocacyOur program, Federal government, University scientists
Research Our program, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, Federal government
Screen for problemsOur program, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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