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Invasive aquatic organisms -- Oregon -- Control, Aquatic ecology -- Oregon, Environmental monitoring -- Oregon -- Training manuals
Oregon is fortunate to have a wide variety of beautiful and enjoyable lakes and reservoirs. The Oregon Lake Watch Program (OLWP), a citizen science volunteer based program, was created to help protect these natural resources. Specifically, the goal of the OLWP is to help protect Oregon’s lakes and reservoir through having citizen volunteers survey for invasive species and gather water quality data, and then disseminating this information to the public and resource managers.
This OLWP training manual provides protocols for collecting important water quality data, surveying for invasive plants and animals, photo documentation and preservation of invasive species, and recording entering your data into the Online Data Entry Portal.
Miller, Rich; Gantz, Crysta; Morgan, Vanessa; Strecker, Angela L.; and Sytsma, Mark D., "Oregon Lake Watch Program: Training Manual" (2018). Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations. 56.