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Establishing a NEW site

Do you have a favorite place or an area you frequent that may have streams you want to add to the network? Read more below on what to look for when identifying a new site and then how to establish the site. REMEMBER: intermittent streams come in all shapes and sizes. Look for recognizable sites that can be found again and again.

SELECTING A SITE

INTERMITTENT

CHANNELIZED

RECOGNIZABLE

ACCESSIBLE

Channel most likely does not always have flow

Evident channel where water flow

Channel recognizable with or without water

Channel intersects a public road or trail*

*Contact us directly if you wish to establish a site on your private land

AT YOUR NEW SITE

1

GIVE YOUR SITE A NAME 

Use the 'New Site' datasheet within the CitSci mobile app or a paper datasheet to give your site a name

 *WE WILL HELP! In the field, come up with a name that makes sense to you. We have found the name of the general area (road/trail/park) and then a point number works well. Once you upload your point, we will give your point an official Stream Tracker ID and name.

2

MARK YOUR SITE LOCATION 

First, save your location in the MAPS.ME mobile app. Then use the GPS function in the 'New Site' datasheet of the CitSci mobile app to add GPS coordinates to the mobile datasheet. If you are not using the app, transfer your coordinates to a paper datasheet from the MAPS.ME or other GPS app/device.

3

MAKE OBSERVATION OF STREAMFLOW AND TAKE PHOTOS 

Use the 'New Site' datasheet within the CitSci mobile app to enter if you see flow, no flow, standing water or the channel is covered/obscured. Click the camera icon to use your phone to addphotos. If you are using a paper datasheet, mark your observation and take photos to upload later. 

*PHOTO TIPS: photos help others find your site as well as show the amount of water in the channel. Try to take a close up of the channel and flow condition (a FLOW-to!) and then, a site photo where you try to capture as much of the surrounding landscape as possible.

4

UPLOAD YOUR SITE

Upload your site data point to CitSci.org using the upload function within the CitSci app OR enter your collected data directly to the project database on CitSci.org. This is a critical step as this adds your site to the network.

REVISITING YOUR SITE: To revisit your site, use MAPS.ME to navigate to the points you saved within your app. To access other Stream Tracker sites, download the most recent .kml file to MAPS.ME