Cascades Pika Watch
|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||
Visit http://www.oregonzoo.org/cascades-pika-watch for more information and to fill out the volunteer form.
Upon acceptance, you will receive an email containing more information and training materials.
|Project Timing||Spring summer and fall; anytime without snow cover.|
|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|
|Tags||citsci.org, climate change, hiking, pika, wildlife conservation|
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