Toolkit

In order to make technical assistance resources more widely available to monitoring watershed organizations, ALLARM is translating workshop tools and technical resources into an online watershed assessment toolkit.  The goal of ALLARM’s online toolkit is to create a central place for watershed organizations to find the necessary background materials, presentations, manuals, and step-by-step directions that are needed to implement water quality monitoring programs.

STUDY DESIGN IMG

Study Design: The first stage in watershed analysis, monitors determine what questions to address and what tests to perform.

[Study Design Manual]
[Study Design ppt]

VISUAL IMG

Visual Assessment: Visual Assessment allows monitors to evaluate the physical health of a stream.

[Visual Assessment Manual]
[Visual Assessment ppt]

CHEMICAL IMG

Chemical Monitoring: Chemical monitoring allows monitors to evaluate the chemical characteristics of a stream, such as nitrate and phosphate levels.

[Chemical Monitoring Manual]
[Chemical Monitoring ppt]

BIO IMG

Biological Monitoring: Biological monitoring allows monitors to evaluate the aquatic life living in a stream.

[Biological Monitoring Manual]
[Biological Monitoring ppt]

DATA IMG

data Interpretation: The final stage of data gathering in which monitors aggregate their to create a story of the health of a stream.

[Data Interpretation Manual]
[Data Interpretation Manual]