Citizen Science

Citizen Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions. Stewardship Director, Neal Hedges, welcomes volunteers to join one of several CDLT project teams. Staff will provided needed training for a variety of tasks and volunteers to not have to a science background to participate.

Get Involved! Weekday projects together with Land Trust staff for 2017 include:

  • Monthly bird surveys at Horse Lake Reserve, to learn about bird use across a variety of habitats, including areas burned in 2015 wildfire.
  • Monthly bird surveys at Mountain Home Preserve, prior to the thinning project that will restore a pre-settlement open ponderosa-pine forest.
  • Late spring plant surveys at Horse Lake Reserve in restored former wheat fields that were treated with a cheatgrass inhibiting bacteria in December, 2016.
  • Late spring plant surveys along the Balsamroot Trail in areas burned by the 2015 wildlife, to monitoring an area re-planted with shrubs.
  • Take repeat post-wildfire photographs at Wenatchee Foothills properties that have experienced recent wildfire (Saddle Rock and Balsamroot Trail) each July.
  • Post-wildfire restoration. Help with school groups as they plant nursery-grown native shrubs and wildflowers in the Wenatchee Foothills. (view 2016 project here)

To do these projects on your own, click on the links below:

Want to find out more about Citizen Science?

  • Contact Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger at susan@cdlandtrust.org. View Susan Ballinger's Citizen Science presentation here.