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Water quality assessment using insects training for Flagstaff Junior Stream Team
Southwest Region, June 19, 2007
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Twenty junior high and high school aged students, including 10 from Boston, MA, participated in a week-long environmental workshop sponsored by the Youth Volunteer Corps (Northern Arizona University) and the City of Flagstaff.  The workshop emphasis was on water quality in our local streams.  Dave Smith, FWS Flagstaff, presented training on using aquatic insects to assess water quality.  Site visits were made over three days to degraded and pristine sites.  Students learned how to collect, sort, and generally identify insects to assess that stream's quality.  Other activities involved assessing the riparian condition, checking crayfish traps, and snorkling to census fish in Fossil Creek with NAU professor Jane Marks and her graduate students.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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