Stream Monitoring 101

This 17-minute video walks you through the process of gathering macroinvertebrates from streams.

This 35-minute presentation introduces you to all 24 kinds of macroinvertebrates that are counted during stream monitoring. The types of bugs you find tells you how clean the stream is!

Ready to get your feet wet? Because water quality data is much more valuable if it's collected according to consistent standards – and because inexpert monitoring can damage streams – we ask all aspiring stream monitors to attend a training session before going out in search of stream bugs.

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