MSUEWQ has been involved with volunteer monitoring since 2004. We work collaboratively with watershed groups across the state to help educate citizens on non-point source pollution issues, foster stewardship on water resources, and help develop monitoring programs that can collect credible data to help inform management decisions.

In the last 5 years, volunteer monitoring efforts in the state have gained momentum with more watershed coordinators interested in developing a monitoring program than ever before. Advanced volunteer monitoring programs have been working with MDEQ approved technical documents, which has resulted in a growing library of quality assurance project plans (QAPP), sampling and analysis plan (SAP) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that are catered to the many individual watershed goals across the state.  

 

Madison Stream TeamGallatin Stream TeamMusselshell Watershed CoalitionSun River Watershed Crow Tribe

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Stream Team Data Hub

Musselshell Watershed Coalition Photos

 

Helpful Documents

Deep Creek SAP and SOP 2015
Madison Stream Team SAP and SOP 2015
Madison Turbidity Sampling SAP and SOP 2015
Musselshell Salinity SAP and SOP 2015
Ruby SAP and SOP 2014
Teton River QAPP 2012
Sun River QAPP 2012
Moore Creek E.coli SAP and SOP 2012
Bozeman Creek E.coli SAP and SOP 2012
Crow Baselines Metals SAP 2012
Jack Creek SAP 2011
Little Big Horn College QAPP 2011
Careless Creek SAP 2008

Data Management Guidance

 

Best Management Practices: Monitoring Guidance

 

Photo Point Monitoring Guidance

 

Website Guidance

 

Current Watershed Projects