We can help design and implement monitoring plans tailored to your needs. As an example of our potential scope, here is a list of parameters we have monitored since 1999 under a Quality Assurance Project Plan approved by the WA Department of Ecology.
- Cross-sectional profile (between permanent monuments)
- Large woody debris (modified TFW Level I)
- Pools (modified TFW)
- Pebble count (Wolman)
- Canopy closure (densiometer)
- Conifer stem count
- Air and water temperature
- Dissolved oxygen
- Fecal coliform (nitrates available as well)
- Noxious weeds
- Minnow trapping
- Redd counting
- Smolt trapping
- Snorkel surveys
- Downloading of continuous data-logging equipment
- Bioassessment based on macroinvertebrates (10-metric genus-level Benthic Index of Biological Integrity)
Our volunteers are familiar with detail-oriented data gathering and should be able to learn virtually any protocol given adequate training and supervision.
We manage all of our own data, including QA/QC, data entry and checking, and data reporting, using a custom-designed relational database. We can customize this database to accommodate new types of data and reports.
Outreach & Education
We have created and conducted educational displays, presentations, and activities, for a variety of audiences.
Hands-on Restoration Projects
Our volunteers have helped with stream cleanups, weed pulls, tree plantings, plant surveys, and beach seines. Cold, wet, and muddy won't stop them!
Match for Grants
Our volunteers' time may qualify as an "in-kind match" for certain grant projects.