Most of the equipment listed in table one is provided at no charge to volunteer monitoring groups who complete a stream monitoring certification workshop and agree to an MOU.
In most cases the program can provide one-set of equipment for each group; however, in certain situations the program may be able to provide multiple sets or additional supplies if the group has many stations and plans to have several teams of monitors working simultaneously. The equipment and extra basic kits are sometimes provided at the discretion of the program coordinator. In these cases the group may be responsible for a portion or all of the costs.
Table 1 provides examples of the basic equipment needed to perform a level-one biosurvey. Table 2 provides additional equipment that should be added to your biosurvey kit if a more advanced evaluation is preferred. At this time the program does not charge for basic equipment; however, we do not provide funds for optional equipment. Note: If a group does not use the equipment provided within one-year, all items must be returned. The equipment links provided below are for examples only; they are not an endorsement of a specific company or product brand. Click-Here for some homemade equipment ideas.