The Leaf Pack Network 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.

Macroinvertebrates

Ecosystem Benefits of Net-Spinning Caddisflies

Net-spinning caddisflies build nets to trap their food. But did you know that these nets also hold rocks together in streams?

Leaf Pack Network News, Spring 2016

Since the Leaf Pack Network debuted in December 2000, 464 groups have registered in 38 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and in Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2015

Leaf Pack Network Administrator Tara Muenz has put together a few news items, updates, and resources that might be of interest to you and your classes.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2010

In September 2009, Yosemite Institute began using leaf packs to study macroinvertebrates in four streams in Yosemite Valley. Students have been studying water chemistry in these streams for several years but institute staff felt that biomonitoring would provide a more accurate measurement of the health of these ecosystems.

Leaf Pack Network News, Winter 2009-2010

After receiving Leaf Pack training at the Stroud Water Research Center, Licia Silva Ortiz and Therany Gonzales Ojeda brought it back home to Puerto Maldonado, a small city in the southeastern part of the Peruvian Amazon.

Leaf Pack Network News, Summer 2009

Community members in southwestern Costa Rica participated in a workshop to engage elementary schools and conservation professionals in local stream investigations.

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