Innovative Stream Monitoring Collaborations Date: January 14, 1pm EST While Trout Unlimited volunteers and chapter have been collecting data for decades, the organization identified citizen science as one of five strategic opportunity areas in their 2015-2020 strategic plan, increasing support of citizen science as a key tool in coldwater conservation. In developing and supporting citizen science initiatives across the country, TU has learned that collaboration and partnerships are essential components of successful projects. In this webinar Jake Lemon, TU Eastern Angler Science Coordinator, will share three case studies highlighting and describing innovative collaboration in citizen science. Case studies will describe how TU is working with volunteers, agencies and other partners to model climate change impacts on coldwater streams, prioritize and evaluate restoration projects and to aid communities in answering ecological questions through collection of continuous real-time data. Presenter: Jake Lemon, Trout Unlimited (TU) As the Eastern Angler Science Coordinator for TU Jake supports TU chapters, councils, staff and partners to develop citizen science programs that advance our mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Jake supports monitoring efforts that help prioritize our restoration work, monitor effectiveness of our projects, protect streams from development and enhance our ability to track emerging water quality threats. Moderator: Julie Vastine, Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)
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