Sagehen Creek Field Station is seeking volunteers to help photograph plants and animals located within the 9,000 acre research reserve to post to the website iNaturalist. You do not have to be a professional photographer to make a difference. If you can take a basic photo with any type of cell phone, tablet or digital camera and enjoy observing nature, the Field Station could really use your help!
Located twelve miles north of Truckee, CA., Sagehen Creek Field Station & the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley. Established with the assistance of Starker and Luna Leopold, sons of renowned
conservationist, Aldo Leopold, the Field Station has a collection of over 60 years worth of scientific data that is used in diverse fields of study such as climate change, hydrology, and forest ecology.
As a volunteer, you will explore and learn more about the Field Station and Aldo Leopold’s idea of a “land ethic”, receive instruction on using the INaturalist website, collect data and have an opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Land managers and scientists rely upon the information being gathered in this citizen science project.
Graduates of Sagehen’s California Naturalist Program, Kaitlin Backlund and Rick Ramos have partnered with Sagehen Creek Field Station to develop and launch this citizen science volunteer opportunity.
Reserve your place today! The program will be limited to 15 participants each day, and no experience is necessary other than a basic understanding of using a cell phone camera or digital camera.
The program will run on Saturdays 11:30 to 5:00pm, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 3.
For questions or to make a reservation: email firstname.lastname@example.org, write
“INAT” in the subject heading.