Streamkeepers of Clallam
Ambient Monitoring Strategy
draft statement was devised in consultation with our Technical Advisory meeting
main ambient-monitoring strategy should be to look for emergent watershed
degradation (i.e., “red flags”) in a geographically broad manner, because such
sites call for a prompt management response.
However, this primary strategy must be conditioned by the following
- Sites where degradation has been
documented need to be revisited periodically.
- It may take many years to document
degradation at a particular site, particularly if trend analysis is to be
- Certain Streamkeeper partners or
volunteers may desire to establish a long-term data set at particular
sites for particular purposes.
- Other project partners may request
Streamkeepers to perform special monitoring for a particular purpose, such
as restoration project effectiveness monitoring, watershed or endangered
species recovery planning, or TMDL implementation. Such projects need to
be tailor-made for the end-user.
- The achievement of the above
objectives is limited by the resources available from Streamkeepers’
staff, technical advisors, and volunteers.