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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Alpine Watershed Group

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

Contact Information
Name:Laura LuedersStreet:270 Laramie St
City: MarkleevilleState: California
Zip Code:96120Phone: 530-694-2327
Email:watershed@alpinecountyca.comWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):18
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $9000 Year monitoring began: 2004

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? ?

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:
Volunteers monitor 8 sites in the Upper Carson River Watershed quaterly. Parameters include DO, pH, TDS, Conductivity, and Turbidity. Streamwalk surveys are conducted at sites bi-annually and note observations of habitat quality, vegetation, and streambank stability. Photomonitoring is also also conducted bi-annually.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, pH, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

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


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