Thursday, July 22, 2010

Citizen Science Update

This year’s much anticipated Citizen Science program will give volunteers the opportunity to explore and learn about many of the park’s isolated lakes and vernal pools. The study will be focused on locating, indentifying, and surveying various breeding habitats of the 14 amphibian species in the park with an emphasis on the Western Toad (Bufo boreas).

Some of the sites will require strenuous physical activity, however, volunteers of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate and will be scheduled accordingly. There is no previous experience necessary and all surveying equipment will be provided. Free camping is also available to all volunteers who wish to have extended stays.

The program will run from July 27 until late September and the weekly schedule will vary according to the availability of volunteers. Contact Christine Kempsell (Citizen Science Coordinator) for more information at Hope to see you in the field!

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