River Network – Webinar Training Series


In-depth Training Series: Monitoring That Guarantees Measurable Results


Mondays: November 9th, November 30th, 2015 and January 11th, February 8th, and March 7th, 2016

9am Pacific/12pm Eastern

River Network is answering the call from its constituents for more in-depth training, moving beyond 101. This intensive months-long program is designed to help you build your new monitoring programs and improve your existing programs to make sure the data you collect can be used in a meaningful way.

Is your monitoring data being used the way you want it to? Data, concentrations, number of stations or river miles monitored are not measurable results. By themselves, these metrics do not make a difference, increase funding, protect or restore rivers – they are just numbers. Actions, decisions and changes made due to information generated are measurable results. Monitoring programs stuck in generating numbers are not expanding organizational influence, impact, funding and fulfillment of mission. Too many monitoring programs – new and old, non-profit, private or agency – do not produce measurable results. Don’t waste your resources anymore!

Training includes: (5) 2-hour hands-on training webinars, (5) Q&A office hours with your speaker and River Network staff, and (2) hours of one-on-one consultation.

For more information, please contact Adam Griggs agriggs@rivernetwork.org or visit http://www.rivernetwork.org/monitoring4results

Your Webinar Instructor: Barb Horn, Water Quality Specialist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Barb has had the honor to work with students and citizen’s to protect and restore rivers in their community for 29 years. Ms. Horn has worked on water quality issues Colorado Rivers since 1986 and started one of the largest statewide volunteer monitoring programs in the country. She co-authored content for this course. She has a BA in Environmental Economics, BS in Environmental Conservation and a MBS in aquatic ecology from the University of Colorado. She co-chaired Colorado Water Quality Monitoring Council for 12 years and held the volunteer monitoring position on the National Water Quality Monitoring Council for six years. She has helped over 50 groups design monitoring programs that produce measurable results.

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