The [http://www.holoscenes.com/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/NGS NGS] guidelines on writing a [http://www.holoscenes.com/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/station station] [http://www.holoscenes.com/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/recovery_report recovery report] are [http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_lookup.prl?Item=STATION%20RECOVERY here] (the referenced chapter 3 no longer exists). Whether or not you make station recovery reports on the NGS site, their guidelines are good ones to use, having evolved over a lot of time.
[:Condition Definitions:Definitions of "Good", "Poor", "Destroyed"]
[:Found or Not Found:Determining whether or not you have found the station]
[:Found Notes:What to note in your report]["Condition Definitions"]