Where Volunteers Monitor

Pipeline Monitoring 
Volunteers participating in pipeline monitoring will monitor at pre-identified locations along pipeline routes. These monitoring locations will be chosen based upon areas of safe access to the stream, the path of the pipeline, and the existing water, fish and wildlife resources of the area.

Shale Gas Monitoring
Trout Unlimited’s Science Program has identified priority watersheds for shale gas monitoring using its GIS tool, the Conservation Success Index. These locations help focus water quality monitoring to the critical coldwater habitats and brook trout streams where impacts are most likely, both now and in the future


Watersheds and streams identified as priority watersheds through the Conservation Success Index are further organized into 
three tiers: 

Baseline: shale gas development is not taking place, but could in the future.

Immediate: currently experiencing shale gas development.

Long Term: not currently 
experience shale gas development but it is very likely to take place in the future.

Volunteers participating in the program are expected to monitor within the CSI identified watersheds.