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Managers Monitoring Manual
WHY Monitor?
"...the ultimate design of the program follows from a clear objective or set of objectives."

 

USGS:

Managers Monitoring Manual
WHAT Are You Going to Measure?

"...factors to consider that may influence which species you choose and which life stage or parameter about that species you monitor."

 

Broadening Participation in Biological Monitoring: Guidelines...

Determining Monitoring Goals 

See Goals in the left navigation bar: "Beginning with a clear understanding of the purpose and intended results of a monitoring project is essential to success."

 

Broadening Participation in Biological Monitoring: Guidelines...

Involving Participants in Project Design

See Design in the left navigation bar: "Participants can be usefully involved in any phase of designing a participatory monitoring project..."

 

Broadening Participation in Biological Monitoring: Guidelines...

Selecting Biological Indicators

See Indicators in the left navigation bar: "...quantitative or qualitative variables that are monitored periodically to reveal trends."

 

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring National Facilitation Project's

Designing Your Monitoring Strategy

"...the first step in determining WHAT to monitor is deciding WHY you want to monitor."

 


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