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Community Science for CA Naturalists

Welcome to our ongoing effort to catalog citizen science and other public participation in scientific research (PPSR) projects for UC California Naturalists and other citizen scientists.  We invite you to browse the listed projects or enter key words (like birds, youth, invasive, coast, Alameda, etc.) in the search box above to find projects in your area. It's a great way to stay involved and keep developing your skills as a natural scientist!

A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date. We encourage you to contact projects directly to get involved and learn about most recent opportunities. If you work with a listed project and would like to add to, update, or correct the information we have, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu. Also, please consider filling out the "PPSR perspectives" survey. Click here to access the survey, which will help guide this project in the coming year.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

Special thanks goes to the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education program and the Stephen J. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for supporting this database of projects.

 Project Name Green Hairstreak Project
 Organization Name Nature in the City
 Project Website http://www.sfbutterfly.com/www.sfbutterfly.com/Green_Hairstreak.html
 Organization Website http://natureinthecity.org/index.php
 Contact Email steward@natureinthecity.org
 Contact Phone 415-564-4107
 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Restoration within an urban setting of a vanishing butterflies historic ecosystem - connect two disjunctive butterfly populations in the Sunset District with street level plantings of host and nectar sources; year-to-year comparison of the amount of vacant lots within a single neighborhood that have been converted back to original upland dune habitat.

Other goals include: 

  • Reverse inbreeding of isolated populations, a known cause of local extinction.
  • Rally support from the surrounding neighborhood and connect the community to the habitat of this unique and beautiful species.
  • Restore fragments of native dune habitat, the natural home of the butt
 Participant Activities Help with restoration of Green Hairstreak Corridor by joining project workdays and cultivating native plants in you own home

 Data Entry Unknown
 System Studied Invertebrates, Habitat Restoration
 Geographic Scope Local
 Region San Francisco
 Location Sunset District of San Francisco
 Location - Map Rocky Outcrop Park, San Francisco, CA
 Time Commitment Monthly
 Other Information GREEN HAIRSTREAK WORKDAY, 3rd Saturday of every month, 10 am - 12 pm

 last update: 9/20/12

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.

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