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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.



The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90- 542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Project

-- June 2021 --

Wild and Scenic Rivers are designated because of the remarkable values they possess. However, many lack data about their water quality. The data we collect will be used by state and federal agencies to determine what is needed to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of these rivers. Your work will help our Wild and Scenic rivers meet standards of the Clean Water Act.

We are collecting data on these rivers to gain a better understanding of their water quality and aid managing agencies that protect these outstanding rivers.

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North Cascades Wild and Scenic Rivers Project Science Our part in this project with start this weekend with us traveling to the North Cascades to start collecting data on the Suiattle River. Continue Reading 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

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A Peek at Ancient Petroglyphs in Central Washington

During our recent visit to Ancient Lakes we also had time to make a stop over at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Interpretive Center. I was amazed at the collection on display; more than 30 varieties of petrified wood, including a display of rare ginkgo petrified wood.

Also on display, just outside the main entrance are Native American petroglyphs, cut from nearby basalt cliffs before they were inundated by the waters rising behind Wanapum Dam, which was completed in 1963.

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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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