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Watershed Watch Community Science

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  1. Watershed Watch Community Science
  2. Watershed Watch Methods
    Introduction & What is a Watershed?
    1 Quiz
  3. How Do I Collect Watershed Health Data?
    How to Measure Stream Chemistry?
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. What is an Benthic Macroinvertebrate, How to Sample, What do they tell us about Watershed Health?
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. How do we Measure the Health of Riparian Areas
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. How to Measure Streamflow?
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. How to I Turn My Data Into Action?
    How to organize and interpret my data and develop findings?
  8. How to make a community presentation with my findings?
  9. How write a watershed management plan?
  10. We Calibrate Because We Care! ~ How to maintain and calibrate equipment
  11. How can I find work in the field of watershed science?
  12. How can I influence policymakers and turn my data into action?
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After performing identification according to New Mexico Watershed Watch Order key and counting the numbers of individuals in each major group, perform multiple sweeps over the trays to ensure a representative sample has been collected. Have you students determine whether major invertebrates are from Group One Taxa- Pollution sensitive, Group Two Taxa-Somewhat Pollution tolerant, or Group Three Taxa- Pollution tolerant. Compare the numbers of individuals and percentages within each group to determine what is the most dominant group represented at the site. This will give you a rough idea as to the quality of the water. Calculate Water Quality Value According to Watershed Watch group tolerance index score.