Volunteer Forms and Monitoring PRotocols

Please download the following forms and protocols beforehand. The “Adult-Risk-Waiver,” “Youth-Risk-Waiver,” and “Volunteer Agreement” forms are REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

Please fill out and return to the Site Coordinator

  1. 1.Adult-Risk-Waiver.pdf  or  Youth-Risk-Waiver.pdf      

  2. 2. Volunteer-Agreement.pdf 

    Note: All Participants MUST COMPLETE a Volunteer Agreement and Risk-Waiver prior to survey. Anyone under 18 years old must complete the Youth Risk Waiver and be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

  1. 3.Monitoring Protocols:

We are running 2 different Monitoring Protocols:

Total Count Protocol.pdf

Quadrat Protocol.pdf.

Please choose the appropriate monitoring protocol for your site.

4. Data Forms:

Total Count data forms - (Surf vs. Submerged) - Total Count Combined.pdf

Quadrat data forms - (1m quadrat, pace count...) - Quadrat Combined.pdf

West Meadow Beach - (Transect “Zones”) - West Meadow Combined.pdf

For the list of monitoring sites and their protocols, click here.

(Note: All documents are .PDF and may require the latest version of Adobe Reader)

Click here to Download

Important Notice: Thank you for your interest in the NYS horseshoe crab monitoring program. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, this year’s monitoring season has been postponed until further notice. We are montiroing the situation closely and will update the program website should things change.