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Citizen 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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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 Big Bear Bald Eagle Census
 Organization Name San Bernadino National Forest - USFS
 Project Website http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/workingtogether/volunteering/?cid=fsbdev7_007779
 Organization Website http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
 Partners UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group
 Contact Name Marc Stamer, Biologist USDA Forest Service
 Contact Email mstamer@fs.fed.us
 Contact Phone (909)382-2828x3216
 Project Purpose (taken from project materials) Gain information about Bald Eagles and high-use foraging, perching, and day resting areas, fluctuations of numbers, and changes in use areas depending on weather, ice, and lake level conditions.

 Participant Activities Observers are stationed around mountain lakes for a simultaneous 1-hour census/mapping effort once a month December through March

 Data Entry Unknown
 System Studied Birds
 Geographic Scope Regional
 Region San Bernardino
 Location Big Bear Lake, Baldwin Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood Lake, Lake Gregory, and Little Green Valley Lake.
 Location - Map Big Bear Discovery Center 41374 North Shore Drive, Highway 38 Fawnskin, CA 92333
 Time Commitment Monthly
 Volunteer Training Handouts on bald eagles available at Big Bear Discovery Center. Training may be provided on site.

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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