Interested in learning more about wildlife in the watershed? Become a Community Science volunteer with Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s second year of Beaver Surveys!
No prior experience is required. Help JCWC document the distribution of beaver activity through Johnson Creek! Metro Ecologist Kate Holleran will teach volunteers about the role of beavers in watershed restoration; volunteers will also receive training in beaver survey protocol.
Registration is required for participation; scroll down to register below.
How the surveys work: Surveyors will work in groups of 2-3 to survey 1-mile reaches of Johnson Creek and its tributaries, recording beaver activity along the way. Each volunteer pair will conduct one survey; the surveys will take approximately 3 hours, not counting travel time, and will be held August 26, September 2, and September 9. Surveyors must be able to walk for one mile in uneven, brushy terrain in warm weather, on streambanks and/or in the water. Waders and other safety equipment will be provided.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-652-7477 ext.102.
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Beaver Survey Orientation has passed. Please contact Alexis (email@example.com) to hear about upcoming Community Science opportunities with JCWC - next up will be our Salmon Surveys.