Environmental Education Materials

Streamkeeper’s Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods

By Thomas B. Murdoch and Martha Cheo with Kate O’Laughlin. Illustrated by Thomas C. Whittemore with Gary Larson, Dave Horsey, Steve Greenberg, Chris Britt, Brian Basset, Ken Alexander and Tom Toles. The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, 1996, 1999, Field tested by teachers and community leaders, The Streamkeeper’s Field Guide is published by the Adopt A Stream Foundation.  It provides comprehensive training on how to conduct a watershed inventorying and how to monitor the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of streams…and how to monitor the social, political and historical characteristics of your watershed.  Inside you will find reproducible data sheets for collecting information, steps on how to create Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans based upon EPA guidelines, directions to construct monitoring equipment, as well as inspiring tales of real Streamkeepers who have successfully taken action to protect their streams. Softcover, 300 pages, 8-1/2″x11″ with hundreds of illustrations, tables and graphs. 

Adopting A Stream: A Northwest Handbook

By Steve Yates. Illustrated by Sandra Noel. The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, 1988, 1991. A stream ecology primer. Easy to read, fully illustrated. Introduces readers to streams in temperate climates and provides directions on how community and school groups can help protect and restore nearby streams. 126 pages, 8-1/2″x11″ softcover.


Adopting A Wetland: A Northwest Guide

By Steve Yates. Illustrated by Sandra Noel. Snohomish County Planning and Community Development, 1989, 1993. Illustrated introduction to fresh water marshes, bogs, forested and shrub-scrub wetlands, wet meadows and coastal salt marshes and how they function and how you can monitor and protect these delicate ecosystems. 39 pages, 8-1/2″x11″ softcover.


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