Wanted: Citizen Scientists for BioBlitz
Volunteers needed at Red Canyon Ranch on June 21 and 22
Lander, WY | June 02, 2014
If you are interested in connecting with nature and helping science, register for The Nature Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch Bioblitz scheduled on June 21 and 22. This is the first time the ranch has hosted a bioblitz, which is an all out effort by community members (of all ages), teachers, and scientists to determine how many plants and animals live on the property, located 12 miles south of Lander. The goal is to get a good baseline of what is out there to determine the best conservation strategies, ensuring healthy and productive land and water.
This is an interactive, hands-on project that involves banding birds, chasing butterflies, trapping and counting small mammals, listening for bats and a whole lot of fun! Volunteers have the option of camping out.
This is a collaborative effort with Audubon Rockies, which has managed dozens of biological surveys across the state
There is limited space and registration is required by June 7, 2014
To register, visit wyomingbiodiversity.org/bioblitz
Red Canyon Ranch Preserve is a working cattle ranch with iconic landscapes. This place is home to incredible array of plants and animals. As part of the Coordinated Resource Management program, the ranch includes approximately 60,000 acres in the foothills on the southern end of the Wind River Mountains. Land ownership is a combination of the Conservancy’s private land and leases with federal and state agencies.
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