Citizen Science Trips

2019 CITIZEN SCIENCE AND RESTORATION TRIPS 


The 2018 field season has come to an end. If you are interested in volunteering with CFC next year, please fill out your name and email address below. You can expect information about next year’s trips in March 2019. 

 

Join us for a trip to the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest to help improve wildlife habitat and collect important data about the streams, roads, and trees of Washington’s South Cascades. No prior experience necessary! For most trips, we will be meeting near the project sites in the national forest at 10:00 am and wrapping up around 4:00 pm. For overnight trips, we will be camping at a nearby campground or lodging in town near the project areas (depending on the season and trip logistics). Attending for one day of a two or three-day trip can often be accommodated. Be sure to note that preference when you register. We supply all necessary survey and restoration equipment for trips. What you need to bring: water, lunch (and dinner/breakfast on multiple-day trips), rain gear, waterproof hiking boots and/or rain boots, sunscreen, and anything else you might need while out in the woods.

TRIPS FROM PAST YEARS INCLUDE:

  • Beaver habitat surveys
  • Native tree plantings
  • Huckleberry surveys
  • Post-fire seed collections
  • Forest health surveys
  • Road monitoring surveys
  • Pika surveys

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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).

In addition, we are looking for a group of individuals who would like to be one of our four wildlife camera survey teams. Ideally, this is a group of four to six people that are interested in heading out to the forest every two weeks for wildlife camera surveys throughout the summer and fall. Generally, two to three people would go on each trip, and due to schedules, it is good to have a larger group on-board for the effort. Let us know if you have a team in mind and ready to go and we’ll set up a time to meet.

 


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 info@cascadeforest.org