Citizen Science (Stream Team)


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Stream Team volunteers head out to the river on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Stream Team Citizen Science Program

Stream Team is a citizen-based monitoring program built modelling how WEN got its start back in 1996. This group of individuals heads out every Sunday during the fall and spring seasons, conditions permitting, to monitor streams and rivers in local watersheds. Stream Team follows Montana Volunteer Water Monitoring Project protocols while in the field. Volunteering with this program you can gain experience monitoring CFS, bank full, bedload assessments, pH, DO, conductivity, riparian plant assessment, and macroinvertebrate assessment.

Currently Stream Team is monitoring Rattlesnake Creek in partnership with DEQ. WEN Stream Team will be responsible for the following parameters:

  • stream bed assessment
  • macroinvertebrate count & composition assessment
  • cross-section water depth measurements
  • dissolved oxygen
  • pH
  • water temperature

Volunteers working with Stream Team are required to attend a volunteer training. Find more information on how to join our Stream Team.

Read about volunteer experiences with Stream team on the WEN blog!