community science

CANCELLED- Powell Butte Prairie-Nesting Bird Surveyor Training 2020

=============== “JCWC is postponing indefinitely our Community Science bird surveys at Powell Butte this spring because of public health concerns. We know our surveyors have been looking forward to year #2 of these surveys, we believe it is best to postpone these surveys to such a time when directions from our Governor on social distancing […]

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Bird Walk for Beginners at Leach Botanical Garden

Learn about the sights and sounds of Leach Botanical Garden with a bird walk for beginners starting before our volunteer event. Bring binoculars if you have them! Some binoculars will be provided, quantity will be limited. Free event. Register Here! This event will end just in time to join the habitat enhancement event at Leach […]

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Beaver Surveyor Orientation 2019

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, […]

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Dragonfly Surveyor Orientation

Dragonfly surveys help JCWC document the distribution of dragonfly and damselfly species throughout the Johnson Creek watershed. Odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) are not only beautiful to look at- they are important indicator species in aquatic areas, like the riparian zone along Johnson Creek! Entomologist extraordinaire Celeste Searles Mazzacano from CASM Environmental will train volunteers in […]

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Savannah Sparrow Survey Orientation

Above: A Savannah Sparrow resting on rock in Moraine Park! Photo credit to Rachel Ames, courtesy of National Parks Service webpage. Calling all seasoned birders! JCWC, Conservation Insight and Portland Parks & Recreation to begin an exciting new project monitoring Savannah Sparrow and other prairie nesting birds at Powell Butte Nature Park. If you have intermediate […]

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