What do our monitoring volunteers do?
Across the state of Oklahoma, over 300 volunteers actively monitor 100 streams in an effort to help protect these water bodies. Blue Thumb volunteer monitoring is a 4-step approach to learning about local streams.
Benthic macroinvertebrates and fish are collected to gather information on the life in the stream.
A look at water quality at the instant sample water was collected.
A stream assessment is done to gather information on how the stream rates as a home for fish and macroinvertebrates.
Quality Assurance and Data Interpretation:
Volunteer data is used to gain valuable information about the state's streams.
Volunteers can view and download data entered with the Online Data Entry App through the Blue Thumb Map App. We hope to have all historical Blue Thumb data available through the Map App by the end of 2021. Check out the video to learn more!