Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A Methods Manual

USEPA's Volunteer Monitoring: A Methods Manual was written to provide a better understanding of the concepts and procedures needed to evaluate the conditions of streams and rivers. To review a section of interest, simply click on its link below; chapters, sections or the entire manual can be downloaded. For more specific information refer to the program's standard operating procedures (SOPs).


The manual's sections and the complete manual are portable document files (PDF). Printed copies may be available at the discretion of the coordinator to certified volunteer monitoring groups. Note: Supplies are low and there is no plan to re-print additional manuals.