California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Northern CA PPSR Projects 1

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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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.

Pika Study

Organization Name
Craighead Institute
Partners
iNaturalist
Contact Name
April Craighead
Contact Email
april@craigheadresearch.org
Contact Phone
Other Contact Information
Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

Record data related to straw piles, urine stains, and pika presence/absence in California. Pikas, small mammals, are an important species in understanding the effects of climate change. 

Participant Activities

Hikers on trail will collect data about pikas

Data Entry
  • Unknown
Other Participant Activities
System Studied
  • Mammals
Geographic Scope
Regional
Region
Northern California
Location
Pacific Crest Trail
Location - Map
Time Commitment
  • Other (see Other Information below)
Volunteer Qualifications

Volunteers must be planning hiking expeditions on the PCT

Volunteer Training
Cost to Participant
How will the findings be used?
Other Information
Photo
last update:

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.

Top of page

Webmaster Email: canaturalist@ucanr.edu