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WET Watershed Evaluation Teams

 

Every fall Wallowa County high school students monitor the Wallowa, Imnaha and Grande Ronde River. They collect water quality, macroinvertebrate, riparian, and stream channel data. They also teach the 6th graders how to collect this data. Then both input and analyze the data on StreamWebs. Students present their results and recommendations for watershed improvement in class to their peers.

Partners, like the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries, US Fish & Wildlife Services, and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, teach the high school students the research techniques and aid the students in collecting the data. This gives students opportunities to interact with real life professionals and to learn about their work.

Program goals are:

  • To increase youth understanding of local watershed science
  • To increase youth understanding on how science is used in land management
  • To increase positive youth's attitudes towards stewardship, endangered species, and watershed restoration

To see our data, visit StreamWebs.

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