Sample Toolkits

Water Quality Monitoring

Here are sample resources to start or maintain a water quality monitoring program in tidal and non-tidal waters. All resources can be tailored to meet each monitor group’s specific needs based on methods, parameters and equipment used and need to be coupled with a water quality training in order to upload data to the CMC.

Benthic Monitoring

Here are sample resources to start or maintain a benthic macroinvertebrate program throughout the watershed. These resources can be stand alone, but need to be coupled with a benthic training in order to upload data to the CMC.

Data Interpretation

Here are some sample resources to start synthesizing and interpreting your monitoring data. The Data Interpretation manual will help you take your data from basic values in an Excel spreadsheet to meaningful visuals and stories about your stream, watershed, or ecosystem. The manual can be stand alone, but it is best combined with in-person training on data interpretation and science communication. The Data Interpretation presentation provides an example of some of the topics covered during an in-person training for data interpretation and science communication.