WikiWatershed is an initiative of Stroud™ Water Research Center. The Stroud Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

Home » Help » Leaf Pack and Rock Pack Data Help » Sharing Rock Pack Data on Monitor My Watershed

Sharing Rock Pack Data on Monitor My Watershed

To download a copy of this document, click on the PDF icon above the first section. If you have a suggestion on how to improve this documentation, please follow the instructions in the “Send Us Feedback” section.

1.Introduction #

Document was last updated on March 25, 2020.

Monitor My Watershed® lets you share and explore leaf pack and rock pack data from the Leaf Pack Network® and sensor data from the EnviroDIY™ environmental science and monitoring community. Monitor My Watershed is part of the WikiWatershed toolkit.

The Rock Pack Experiment combines STEM topics of engineering, ecology, geomorphology, and mathematics in stream ecosystems through the world of the net-spinning caddisfly. The following instructions will show you how to share your rock pack data with the world!

Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

2.Create an Account #

Click the “Sign Up” button on the Monitor My Watershed homepage or click “Sign Up” in the main menu. Fill out the registration form:

  1. Enter your first and last names. Please note that your first and last names will be displayed publicly with your data; if you do not want your name to be visible, please do not sign up for an account.
  2. Enter your email address. This will be used for password recovery and will not be visible to the public.
  3. Choose a username. Make a note of this as it is what you will use to log in; the site does not allow you to log in with your email address.
  4. Choose and confirm a password.
  5. Enter your organization: begin entering the name of your organization to check the list of existing organizations. If you see “No results found,” clear your entry, click on the drop-down list, and choose “Add New Organization.” People will be able to search the data by organization so make sure you do not create a duplicate entry for an existing organization.
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use and click the Register button.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-26
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

3.Edit Your Account #

If you need to edit your account after registration:

  1. Click the “Logged in as (username)” link in the Monitor My Watershed main menu, then click “My Account.”
  2. Click the pencil icon.
  3. Make the desired changes and click “Save Changes.”
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

4.Add a Site #

You must register your site before you can enter experiment data.

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. Click on the “Register a new site” button.
  3. Fill out the data fields for your site. Most of these should have been recorded on your Rock Pack Field Data Sheet.
    1. Site code: enter a brief and unique text string to identify your site (e.g., “DEL_PHIL”)
    2. Site name: enter a brief but descriptive name for your site (e.g., “Delaware River near Phillipsburg”)
    3. Site type: leave at the default setting of “Stream.”
    4. Stream name
    5. Major watershed and sub-basin: you can use Model My Watershed, another tool in the WikiWatershed Toolkit, to find your watershed and sub-basin.
    6. Closest town
    7. Notes (optional)
    8. Latitude and longitude: enter your lat/long in decimal degrees OR zoom in on the map, click to place a pin at your deployment location, and the lat/long will be auto-generated.
    9. Elevation and elevation datum: auto-generated from your lat/long.
  4. Click the “Register Site” button.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-26
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

5.View a Site #

To view your own site:

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. Scroll down to the “My Registered Sites” section and click on the site name of the site you’d like to view.

To browse sites shared by other Leaf Pack Network members:

  1. Click on “Browse Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. In the “Browse Data Collection Sites” sidebar, under “Data Types,” check the “Leaf Pack” box (Leaf pack and rock pack data will eventually be separate, but for now they are both categorized as leaf pack data.)
  3. Click on a map marker and then on the “View data for this site” link.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-24
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

6.Follow a Site #

  1. Click on “Browse Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. In the “Browse Data Collection Sites” sidebar, under “Data Types,” check the “Leaf Pack” box. (Leaf pack and rock pack data will eventually be separate, but for now they are both categorized as leaf pack data.)
  3. Click on a map marker and then on the “View data for this site” link.
  4. Check the “Follow” box in the right corner above the map. The sites you follow will appear on your “My Sites” page, below your registered sites.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-24
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

7.Edit a Site #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to edit. Click on the site code to go to the site details page.
  2. Once on the site page, click the blue “Edit” button.
  3. Edit your site data and click the “Save Edits” button.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

8.Delete a Site #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to delete. Click on the site code to go to the site details page.
  2. Click the red delete button above the map to delete the site.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

9.Enter Rock Pack Data #

Once you’ve registered your site, you’re ready to enter data from your Field Data Sheet and Biotic Index Data Sheet, if applicable. (The online data entry form does not currently include a place to enter data from your Site Map or Habitat Data Sheet.)

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu then scroll down to find the site to which you’d like to add data. Click on the site code to go to the site details page.
  2. On the site page, scroll down to the “Macroinvertebrate Data at This Site” section, click the “Manage Experiments” button.
  3. On the next page, click the blue button (+) to add a new experiment.
  4. Note: Rock pack data will eventually be separate from leaf pack data but for now it must be entered using the leaf pack data entry form. Enter your rock pack placement information:
    1. Rock pack placement data: enter placement date, number of rock packs placed, air and water temperature. Choose a stream habitat type that best represents your site.
    2. Pack composition: in the “Other” section, enter “Rocks.”
  5. Enter rock pack retrieval and storm information:
    1. Rock pack retrieval data: enter retrieval date, number of packs retrieved, air and water temperature (optional).
    2. Storm and non-storm events: indicate whether storms, flooding, and/or drought occurred while your rock packs were in the stream.
  6. Enter your macroinvertebrate count data:
    1. Enter the total number of net-spinning caddisflies across all of your recovered rock packs.
    2. If you identified and recorded other macroinvertebrate taxa on the optional Biotic Index Data Sheet, enter those numbers. Note: there currently isn’t an option to enter a total macroinvertebrate count as seen in the Biotic Data section of the Rock Pack Field Data Sheet.
    3. Use the notes section to add supplemental information about your experiment.
  7. Click the Submit button.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-26
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

10.View Rock Pack Data #

Note: Rock pack data will eventually be separate from leaf pack data but for now it will be displayed within a “Leaf Pack Details” page.

To view your own data:

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. Scroll down to the “My Registered Sites” section and click on the site name of the site you’d like to view.
  3. Scroll down to the “Macroinvertebrate Data at this Site” section.
  4. Click the “View Details” link for the data you’d like to view.

To browse data shared by other Leaf Pack Network members:

  1. Click on “Browse Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu.
  2. In the “Browse Data Collection Sites” sidebar, under “Data Types,” check the “Leaf Pack” box.
  3. Click on a map marker and then on the “View data for this site” link.
  4. Scroll down to the “Macroinvertebrate Data at this Site” section.
  5. Click the “View Details” link for the data you’d like to view.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

11.Download Rock Pack Data #

Follow the instructions in the “View Rock Pack Data” section above. Once you are on the “Leaf Pack Details” page you will see a “Download CSV” button near the top of the page.

Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

12.Edit Rock Pack Data #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to edit. Click on the site code to go to the site details page.
  2. Scroll down to “Macroinvertebrate Data at This Site” section, click “View Details” for the desired project.
  3. On the next screen, click the blue “Edit” button.
  4. Edit your experiment data and click the “Save Edits” button.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

13.Delete an Experiment #

  1. Click on “My Sites” in the Monitor My Watershed main menu. Scroll down to find the site you’d like to delete. Click on the site code to go to the site details page.
  2. Scroll down to “Macroinvertebrate Data at This Site” section, click the “Manage Experiments” button.
  3. Find the desired experiment in the list and click on the trash can icon to delete the experiment.
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-25
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

14.Ask a Question #

If you’ve reviewed this document and still have a question or issue, please submit it on the Contact page.

Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-24
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

15.Credits #

Monitor My Watershed® is part of WikiWatershed, an initiative of Stroud™ Water Research Center. The Stroud Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

Documentation Contributors

  • Heather Brooks, Stroud Water Research Center

Collaborating Organizations

  • LimnoTech
  • Utah State University
Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-24
0 of 0 users found this section helpful

16.Send Us Feedback #

Please help us improve this guide. You can leave feedback by looking for the “Was this helpful? Yes or No” text at the end of each section. If your answer is no, or if you see something that needs to be changed, please use the “Suggest an edit” link and fill out a quick form. Your feedback will not be displayed on the web page but will be emailed to the webmaster.

Additional resources can be found on the Leaf Pack Help page. If you’ve reviewed the resources and still need help, or if you would like to report a bug, please use our contact form.

Yes No Suggest edit
Last updated on 2020-03-24
0 of 0 users found this section helpful
Suggest Edit