Level 2

Information for Participating DNR Biologists

Thanks for being part of the Water Action Volunteers Stream Monitoring Program! This page was created to help you work with the program most effectively and efficiently.
Please contact Ilana Haimes if there is other content you would like to see made available on this site.



Instructions for generating an automated report through SWIMS for a specific Citizen-based Stream Monitoring site.
Generating CBSM Continuous Temperature Graphs in SWIMS (417 KB pdf) Instructions for generating automated graphs of continuous temperature data for a single site using SWIMS.
Frequently Asked Questions (30 KB pdf) A variety of questions posed by WDNR staff about the Citizen-based Stream Monitoring Program are answered.
"Pocket" brochure (1000 KB pdf) This brochure was designed for citizens who are approached while monitoring, to explain what they're up to, help recruit new monitors, and educate a bit about stream quality. Printed copies are available from Ilana Haimes or Peggy Compton.
Citizen-based Stream Monitoring Program Fact Sheet (4 MB pdf) This fact sheet explains the multiple levels of the Citizen-based Stream Monitoring Program.
Biologists' Case Studies (252 KB pdf) WDNR Biologists shared information about their interactions with citizen stream monitors, including how they use the data that are collected, their time commitment to the program, and benefits of working with these citizens.
Stream and Lake Biologist Mapped Contacts Listing This map allows users to click on a county and obtain contact information for both DNR stream and lake biologists in that county.


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