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Cascades Pika Watch

Main Project Information
Presented By Oregon Zoo
Goal Locate and map pika populations in Oregon
Task Record observations of presence/absence of pika in Oregon

Pika are considered to be a sensitive indicator of climate change due to their inability to survive long periods of warm summer weather. The pika population in the Columbia River Gorge is of partcular interest as these pika live at lower elevation than anywhere else in the US. Note: For opportunistic surveys please use 'Pika Watch(2) Custom Form', for assigned site sitting surveys use 'Pika Watch(1) Custom Form'

How to Join

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Project Timing Spring summer and fall; anytime without snow cover.
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Special Skills Participants must go through provided online training.
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags, climate change, hiking, pika, wildlife conservation
Project Updated 04/21/2017