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Beaver Surveyor Orientation 2019
August 8 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
We are looking for the next Community Science superstars for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s fourth year of Beaver Surveys! For one survey day each, teams of 2-3 volunteers will walk a 1-mile long reach of the creek to map and collect data on beaver dams and other signs of beaver activity. For more information, check out our Beavers Surveyors page as well as our “Beavers in Johnson Creek” Story Map for a tour of the beaver dams found in 2016!
Join us for Orientation in August, where staff from JCWC, Metro, and The Wetlands Conservancy will give you all of the training required to safely conduct the survey. At the end of the field season, your data will help us better understand how we can work with beavers to restore the watershed’s health and function.
No experience required, but registration is – PLEASE REGISTER BELOW!
HOW THE SURVEY WORKS: Volunteers will team up in pairs to walk 1-mile reaches of Johnson Creek and its tributaries, documenting beaver dams and activity along the way. Each pair will conduct one 3-hour survey on either August 17th, August 24th/25th (TBD), or August 31st. Volunteers should anticipate walking for one mile over rough/uneven terrain on streambanks and/or in the water while in warm to hot weather conditions.
For these surveys, we will be providing waders and other safety equipment. This season we will be using a web-based and mobile platform called Anecdata to collect the beaver data! If you have a smartphone, please download the app and create an account. There will also be a paper form option.
WHEN: Thursday, August 8 2019, 5:45pm-8:30pm
WHERE: All-Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
***Our entrance is on the side closer to Woodstock and SE 41st (see HERE).
REGISTER: Complete the form below and we will send you a reminder as Orientation approaches!