MMW - Resources

MMW Website Content

Here you will find pdfs of website content, as well as links for applications and forms. 

Website Content:

Volunteer Monitoring

    Getting Started with MMW

    Important Dates

    How Are Water Resources Protected In Montana 

    Starting a Volunteer Monitoring Program

    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

    Field Gear Guide

    2023 SAP Template

    2022 SAP Template 

    2021 SAP Template


   2023 Laboratory Analyses and Gear Funding Application 

   2022 Laboratory Analyses and Gear Funding Application   

   2021 Laboratory Analyses and Gear Funding Application


Helpful Links

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MT DEQ) Volunteer Monitoring Support Program supports volunteer monitoring in several ways:

  • Financial support, such as our Volunteer Monitoring Lab Analysis Program;
  • Technical support, such as trainings and guidance documents;
  • Administering volunteer monitoring opportunities; and
  • Forming partnerships with other entities in the state that also support volunteer monitoring
The MT DEQ's Water Resources Seminar is another great resource to utilize. There are several videos on the website on a variety of subjects related to water quality. 

MSU Extension Water Quality Program (MSUEWQ) offers the Data Hub. It provides storage and visualization of surface water data and photos collected by citizen scientists and groups across Montana. Contact Adam Sigler, the Extension Associate Specialist with questions or email

MSUEWQ Data Hub 

MSUEWQ also had a number of other resources available on their site in support of volunteer monitoring.

MSUEWQ Volunteer Monitoring


The mission of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) is to unite and support Montana’s watershed communities to promote healthy and productive landscapes. Many resources are available on their webpage.

MWCC's Montana's Watersheds


Additional Reading 

A Guide to Montana Water Quality Regulation

“Who Does What with Water Resources” by Montana Watercourse

Monitoring Montana Waters collaborated with the FLBS K-12 program to make a document on accessing public stream data.