Citizen Science Trips

CITIZEN SCIENCE AND RESTORATION TRIPS 

Our 2019 field season has come to an end!

The work of volunteers is an essential part of our conservation and restoration efforts. Thank you the many volunteers that helped make a difference in the SW Washington Cascades!

2019 Volunteer Trips By the Numbers

9 projects
16 volunteer trips
29 days of field work
171 volunteers
78 first-time volunteers
1,409 volunteer hours

2019 TRIPS:

NOVEMBER 2ND – 3RD: RIPARIAN PLANTING ALONG YELLOWJACKET CREEK
OCTOBER 18TH – 19TH: PRESCRIBED FIRE PREP FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE
OCTOBER 5TH – 6TH: POST-FIRE SEEDING NEAR MT. ADAMS
SEPTEMBER 21ST – 22ND: BEAVER HABITAT SURVEYS & MUSHROOM FORAGING
SEPTEMBER 7TH: ROAD RESTORATION SURVEYS
AUGUST 23RD – 24TH: SEED COLLECTION FOR POST-FIRE RESTORATION
AUGUST 9TH – 11TH: WILDLIFE CAMERA DEPLOYMENT
AUGUST 3RD – 4TH: HUCKLEBERRY  SURVEYS + BOTANY & FORAGING HIKE
AUGUST 3RD: NO PLACE FOR A MINE! HIKE
JULY 20TH – 21ST: BEAVER HABITAT AND BDA SUITABILITY SURVEYS
JULY 13TH: TIMBER SALE SURVEY: UPPER WIND
JULY 6TH – 7TH: OLD-GROWTH HIKE + INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL
JUNE 22ND – 23RD: BEAVER HABITAT SURVEYS NEAR LEWIS RIVER, WA
MAY 18TH – 19TH: INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL NEAR PACKWOOD, WA
APRIL 27TH: PLANTING WITH LOWER COLUMBIA FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUP
APRIL 20TH: EARTH DAY RIPARIAN PLANTING IN THE CISPUS RIVER VALLEY
APRIL 13TH – 14TH: RIPARIAN PLANTING ON TROUT CREEK

Trip Signup and Volunteer Information

INTERESTED IN A TRIP NEXT YEAR? CLICK HERE!

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Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for our citizen science and restoration trips in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest! Here’s what you can expect:

<>  No prior experience necessary! You will learn everything you need to know once we get to our project site.

<>  Our projects range in levels of physical difficulty. Five is the most difficult and one is the least. These ratings are provided in the descriptions.

<>  You will be responsible for personal items including, food, water, appropriate clothes/boots for field work, and camping gear as needed. A detailed gear list will be sent for each trip.

<>  For 2 and 3 day trips, we usually stay at campgrounds. In colder months, we stay at cabins or bunkhouses.

<>  If you can no longer attend a trip, please let us know ASAP, so we can contact someone on the waitlist. Refunds are not available.

<>  A confirmation email will be sent one month before the trip asking for a final RSVP. Following your RSVP, you will receive additional trip details including a gear list, meeting information, and carpool options. You will be notified by email in the rare event a trip is canceled.

Questions? Email our Science and Stewardship Manager!
amanda@cascadeforest.org


INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEER ADVENTURES

Do you want to visit the Gifford Pinchot National Forest on a mission? There are a variety of survey needs that can be tackled independently by citizen stewards. You can head out for a survey trip with friends or family or tie it into a weekend camping trip. The projects this year that can benefit from independent volunteers include beaver habitat surveys and pika surveys. You’ll need a little training and information to get started, so get in touch and fill out the trip signup form (be sure to indicate that you’d like to learn more about the independent volunteer trips).


JOIN US IN THE OFFICE!

Are you interested in learning how the office is run at an environmental nonprofit? Look no further — We need computer-savvy individuals to help with data entry, Salesforce assistance, and other office maintenance. Have some IT expertise to share? We’d love to talk to you! This is a great learning (or teaching) opportunity for passionate environmentalists!

Send us an email at jordan@cascadeforest.org

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