A Coordinator’s Guide to Volunteer Monitoring (digital download)


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Robert Carlson and Jonathan Simpson
North American Lake Management Society
February, 1996

The purpose of this publication is to assist people who develop, manage, and participate in volunteer lake monitoring programs. Highlights include:

  • Background information on several lake quality parameters that are monitored in volunteer programs
  • Monitoring methods undertaken by programs in a number of States in the upper Midwest
  • Recommendations of methods that enhance the reliability and usefulness of volunteer monitoring data
  • Discussion on the use of trophic state analysis to aid in data interpretation