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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
North Fork John Day Watershed Council

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

Contact Information
Name:Robert Stubblefield Street:P.O. Box 95
City: MonumentState: Oregon
Zip Code:97864-Phone: 541 934-2141
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 541 934-2132Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:45

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX 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 North Fork John Day Watershed Council and Monument High School work cooperatively in monitoring macroinvertebrates and physical/chemical parameters throughout the North Fork John Day Watershed. Data is collected and stored under DEQ parameters, meets Data Acceptance Criteria, and is used by landowners. agencies. and organizationa throughout our sub-basin and beyond.

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

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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