THE PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS, INC.: WQ Assessment of Mounds View Creek

Purpose

The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.

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Grant Awarded
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Rivers Planning Grant
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Habitat Restoration - Instream
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
Hire Local Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
Hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information.
Project Deliverable
Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project on the Mounds View Creek, in the Town of Brigham, Iowa County. The goals of this project include ecological restoration, education and capacity building as terrestrial volunteers expand their focus to this small stream. Project deliverables include: 1) preparation of a stream corridor restoration plan that identifies management goals that could potentially include establishing native brook trout or redside dace population, 2.) tracking of potential water quality and stream ecological changes that coincide with the landscape scale restoration, and enter the gathered data into the DNR volunteer stream monitoring database.3.) establishing a team of volunteers to conduct routine water quality surveys along with the assistance of a licensed hydrologist, 4.) hiring an intern to conduct and intensive stream habitat evaluation and to prepare a stream restoration plan based on the habitat, water quality and biota information, and 5.) demonstrate the ecological connections between upland and riparian management with environmental health of the stream.
 
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