As part of its commitment to volunteer monitoring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked since 1990 to develop a series of guidance manuals for volunteer programs. Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual, the third in the series, is designed as a companion document to Volunteer Water Monitoring: A Guide for State Managers. The guide describes the role of volunteer monitoring in state programs and discusses how managers can best organize, implement, and maintain volunteer programs. This document builds on the concepts discussed in the Guide for State Managers and applies them directly to streams and rivers.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual (PDF)(227 pp, 2 MB)