Volunteer Monitoring of NH's Lakes for Over 20 Years: The New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program


Program Description:

The New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring (LLMP) is dedicated to preservation and sound management of lakes through citizen-based monitoring and research. Through its integration of research, outreach and teaching, the LLMP provides valuable data on the lakes of New Hampshire, broad community service, local empowerment and a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and employment for students. The LLMP is administered jointly through the Cooperative Extension and the Center for Freshwater Biology at the University of New Hampshire. Introduced in 1978 as a class project on Lake Chocorua the LLMP has grown into a internationally recognized volunteer monitoring effort. More than 500 volunteers have been trained to monitor hundreds of lake, tributary and outlet sites each year.


Jeffrey A. Schloss

Jeffrey Schloss, M.A., American U., is an extension professor and extension specialist of water resources for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Program. Since 1986, he has been the coordinator of the New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program, a grass roots lake and tributary monitoring program initiated in 1979.

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