Foster Creek Conservation District will be conducting water quality monitoring as part of our Douglas County Water Quality Improvement Program. The goal of this program is to improve water quality by improving overall stream health to benefit fish, wildlife and humans alike. Such improvements include reducing sediment and nutrient inputs, and increasing shade and habitat complexity. This monitoring effort is coordinated with several restoration projects and direct seed implementation. The goal of this monitoring is twofold: to see if our projects are improving the quality of the surrounding creeks and lakes, and to target areas for future restoration projects. FCCD will be monitoring temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH and conductivity. These aspects were chosen due to impairments such as lack of riparian vegetation, erosion, and nutrient runoff near the chosen sites.