STREAM TEAMS

Gallatin Stream Teams is a volunteer stream monitoring program operated in partnership between the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council and the Gallatin Local Water Quality District. Since 2008, citizen scientists have been testing water quality on local streams. This high-quality data is being used by GGWC, the Gallatin Local Water Quality District, the Department of Environmental Quality, the City of Bozeman, and others to assess the health of the watershed.

View the volunteer monitoring video featuring Gallatin Stream Teams!

Check out this Story Map celebrating over a decade of water quality monitoring in the Lower Gallatin Watershed.

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?

Click here to read about the responsibilities of a Stream Team volunteer.

Want to join your fellow watershed neighbors and get your feet wet?

Apply to be a Stream Team Volunteer!
Contact Zane Ashford, Big Sky Watershed Corps Member
Greater Gallatin Watershed Council
607-725-8535
zane.greatergallatin@gmail.com

WHAT DO WE MONITOR?

Stream Team activities include:

  • Collecting water samples for lab analysis
  • Taking in-stream measurements of pH, specific conductivity, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen using an electronic meter
  • Measuring stream discharge using a flow meter
  • Conducting a pebble count
  • Measuring turbidity with a turbidity tube
MONITORED STREAMS

Stream Teams will be assisting with monitoring at GLWQD’s Surface Water Monitoring Program stations. For a map and more information, visit the GLWQD website.

TO APPLY, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BELOW: