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exploring the modern world of citizen-science

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Follow me on my journey to document the modern world of citizen-science and its contribution to conservation. I’ve participated in field work from remote islands off the coast of Alaska to the jungles of Costa Rica. I invited you to share my passions.

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THERE’S A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN SCIENCE. AND NOW, MORE THAN EVER, YOU CAN BE PART OF IT.

The Timber Tracking Project, was originally all set to go forward this spring, but we all know what happened instead; collecting was suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis.

However, permits have been cleared for this summer and we’ll be out sampling practicing the best kind of social distancing. 

Now it’s all about looking at topo maps and choosing collection zones.

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timber tracking

-- July 2020 --

The outdoor community is well positioned to collect tree tissue samples from far-flung locations on a large scale across each species’ geographic range. Hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and other activities bring our volunteers to places few others venture.

This information will power new tools to reveal the origin of any sample of timber––taking away illegal loggers’ ability to sneak poached trees into the world’s wood supply.

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THERE’S A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN SCIENCE. AND NOW, MORE THAN EVER, YOU CAN BE PART OF IT.

Toleak Survey When You Find More Mammals Then Birds Science Sitting around the campfire afterward, uploading our data, I’m always grateful to have the opportunity to be part of such a worthy project. Continue Reading Crescent Beach Crescent Beach New Base Camp For COASST Surveys Science With the closer of the Quileute reservation we move our base of operations to Crescent Beach to conduct our COASST surveys. Continue Reading Toleak Survey A New Twist to Our Toleak Survey Science With our trailer out of commission for the time being we decided to do our Toleak Survey with a twist and camp on the beach. Continue Reading Harbor Porpoise Harbor Porpoise Found on Toleak Beach Science We’ve been surveying this section of the Washington coast for approximately two years. We do it year-round every month and in every kind of weather; wind storms, rain, and snow. Continue Reading COASST Fieldwork for COASST Bird Surveys Resumes Science With a bit of creative problem solving we’ve gotten back out in the field to conduct our COASST fieldwork. Continue Reading Last Beached Bird Survey COVID-19 And The Last Beached Bird Survey? feature, Science So just what are we to do with our citizen-science projects when COVID-19 derails the best-laid plans? Continue Reading Whimbrel Costa Rica: Whimbrel Science Compared to the other shorebirds on Jaco Beach that morning this Whimbrel seemed enormous, and yet he had the coordination of a ballerina. Continue Reading Postman Butterfly Costa Rica: Postman Butterfly Science Another one of Costa Rica’s colorful butterflies is the Postman Butterfly. We saw them on a frequent basis around our villa. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. Continue Reading

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Hamma Hamma Since the Record Fires

With Theresa out of town, Steve grabs a couple of his buddy’s to camp on Hood Canal and head into the Hamma Hamma River drainage to see what has changed since last years record fire on the West Coast. 

They also spend a little time around the campfire catching up with each other since it’s been some time since they’ve been able to go on any adventures during the pandemic. 

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Follow the team’s latest news and social feeds here. You’ll also find links to articles on the latest developments regarding citizen-science and the conservation of our oceans. 

We also use this feed for updates from the field as we pursue our own science and the occasional short video clip.

And please, feel free to join in the conversation. We’d love to hear what you’re up to as well. 

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