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A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date.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

San Dieguito Citizen Science Monitoring Program

  • Organization Name
    San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
  • Organization Website
    N / A
  • Partners
    N / A
  • Contact Name
    Jonathan Appelbaum, Conservation Manager
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Phone
    N / A
  • Other Contact Information
    N / A
  • Project Purpose (taken from project materials)

    To observe and document the biodiversity of the San Dieguito River Valley from the Coast to Crest.

  • Participant Activities

    Participate in citizen science monitoring activities including avian surveys, herpetological surveys, botanical surveys, and wildlife camera monitoring.

    We also utilize the INaturalist application to document observations during BioBlitz events and hikes.

  • Data Entry
    • Cell Phone
    • Collection Kits
    • Data Sheets
    • Other
  • Other Participant Activities
    N / A
  • System Studied
    • Birds
    • Plants
  • Geographic Scope
  • Region
    San Diego
  • Location
    San Dieguito River Valley from the Coast to Crest
  • Location - Map
    N / A
  • Time Commitment
    N / A
  • Volunteer Qualifications
    N / A
  • Volunteer Training
    N / A
  • Cost to Participant
    N / A
  • How will the findings be used?
    N / A
  • Other Information
    N / A
  • Photo
    N / A
  • 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.