Davies, Mary Ann; Outka-Perkins, Lisa . 2012. Monitoring Water Quality: Collecting Stream Samples. 1225 2F02. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
The Forest Service is responsible for protecting watersheds in the National Forest System from the adverse effects of changing air quality or land uses. This requires a rigorous set of protocols to provide clean, high quality, water samples from streams for lab analysis and data interpretation.
This training program has six parts:
- How to Prepare for Your Trip
- How to Locate Sample Sites
- How to Document Sites
- How to Collect Water Samples
- Taking Measurements at the Collection Site
- Sample Handling and Shipping
This presentation is available in a Flash Media format. If you are unable to view the presentation on the Web, a DVD (1225–2D03–MTDC) is available from MTDC. Please call 406–329–3978 or email wo_mtdc_pubs to order.
Keywords: Air Resource Management Program, ARM, measurements, monitoring, online videos, safety at work, training, videos, watersheds, wilderness