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Hi. My daughter, Merrill Warren, works for Adventure Scientists, non-profit organization based in Bozeman, Montana that mobilizes members of the outdoor community for data collection efforts. Merrill grew up exploring the American River and canyons with family and friends. Her passion for the flora and fauna of the river and canyons led her to work with the Adventure Scientists non-profit group.
They are currently recruiting for three separate projects in the western US, including the Sierra Nevada: illegal timber harvest, pollinators biodiversity and wildlife connectivity. Hikers, mountain bikers, runners and road cyclists are being recruited now. Please explore their website and consider volunteering to add science to your adventures and explorations here in the Sierra Nevada.
Adventure Scientists does not recruit organizations - just individuals. Volunteers must complete an application and training process to collect samples/data, and make a commitment to follow through with the project. There are very good explanations about their projects on their website - http://www.adventurescientists.org, and details about how to volunteer.
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One way to become a Citizen Scientist is to set up and monitor a bluebird nestbox, or set up a bluebird trail.