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CANCELED-Beaver Surveyor Orientation 2021
Aug 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Beaver Surveyor Orientation 8/17 is canceled because we recently got news that our permit to access the majority of the properties for the surveys was denied. This is the first year that this has happened and it is due to the COVID-19 delta variant and concern regarding volunteers on their property, which is understandable but frustrating. This means we cannot run surveys with volunteers right now on some government owned property- we will update you if/when that changes.
What does that mean for Beaver Surveys?
No volunteer surveys this year but we plan to have staff complete the surveys for data continuity.
What other surveying options are there?
The Wetlands Conservancy- Beaver Survey Virtual Training is coming up and they have staff to guide surveyors. Sign up to join their surveys. When: Aug 28th, 2021, 9 -11:30am
When will the next surveys come up?
We hope to have salmon surveys on schedule and will follow up when we have more details. Look for Salmon Survey Orientation details in October at jcwc.org.
We are looking for the next Community Science superstars for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s 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 virtual Orientation August 17th 6-7pm, where staff from JCWC, 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. 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 17 2021, 6pm-7pm
WHERE: Virtual- you will get a link to join after registration
REGISTER: Complete the form HERE– after you finish the waiver you will be redirected automatically to another page to sign up for the webinar.
COVID-19 Protocol: Training will be virtual and in person survey groups will be asked to follow public health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19. Surveyors are recommended to wear masks when close to others or members of the public.