Most of the equipment listed in section one is provided at no charge to volunteer monitoring groups who
complete a stream monitoring certification workshop and agree to a Memorandum of Understanding.
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.
Section 1 provides examples of the basic equipment needed to perform a level-one biosurvey. Section 2
provides optional 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. We also provide some homemade equipment ideas. Note which supplies are
provided. Other recommended equipment within section 1 may be available. The SOS Coordinator will help
determine your monitoring group's needs and work with you to get the right supplies and equipment.
The approximate value of the basic kit is $250-$350, adding additional items will cost another $50; in order
to be eligible to receive the basic kit, monitoring groups must agree to and sign the Memorandum of
Included here is need-to-know information about scheduling, studying for and what to expect during a
stream monitoring workshop.
Memorandum of Understanding
The terms and conditions of the MOU are described. Read these carefully, then download and
complete the appropriate forms and submit your MOU to the coordinator.
Homeade Equipment Ideas
Homemade macroinvertebrate equipment ideas.