Volunteer amphibian egg mass monitors needed!


Trainings in late Jan, monitoring through April!

Megan Garvey / megangarvey@wetlandsconservancy.org

Pull on chest waders, grab a spoon wade into the water, and learn how to search for frog and salamander egg masses!

As a trained wildlife monitor, you will collect data that helps us and Metro’s Conservation team show how well restoration efforts are working on local preserves. The information collected from our volunteer resident scientists can help us secure grant funding for future restoration work as well.

From late January through April, you will wade through the wintry waters in natural areas to count frog and salamander egg masses. Expect to conduct at least four separate surveys, totaling approximately 12 to 25 hours during these months.

While we ask volunteers to have their own transportation, carpooling to sites can be available from the Lloyd District. Monitoring occurs throughout the week and on weekends.

While field experience is appreciated and welcomed, we offer training in amphibian egg mass identification, survey techniques and field methods.

Training Information:

Volunteers will need to attend one classroom style training.

This year we are excited to team up with regional partners -- there will be two training days and locations to choose from! You will only need to attend one, and must register ahead of time.

- Saturday January 23, 2016, at the Metro Regional Center

- Saturday January 30, 2016, at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge

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