the lower fox river watershed monitoring program    
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

QA/QC Statement

Data collected by students participating in the LFRWMP goes through a meticulous quality assurance / quality control process coordinated by UW-Green Bay. Teacher attendance is required at a summer training workshop to review and practice sampling procedures. After teachers have conducted field sampling events with their students, all data sheets are sent to UWGB for audit before data is certified for query in the database. Other quality assurance techniques include analysis of chemical standards prior to field sampling by students, duplicate sample analysis by the GBMSD laboratory, and macroinvertebrate sample verification by UW-Milwaukee staff.