This spring the Nature Conservancy will be collecting information on the forest in the Applegate Valley and could use some assistance. This is a great opportunity for a small group of volunteers to help and learn. Here’s what would be involved:
- Full days in the field (about 8 hours), including 45 minutes travel to/from Medford (transportation from Medford provided).
- Time commitment of at least one day (Mon-Fri) per week during this March.
- Hiking off-trail for up to 5 miles per day over steep terrain through lots of poison oak.
- Recording and collecting data like tree diameter at breast height, tree vigor, insect damage, fuel model and canopy base height.
This research would be used for a study on the effects of different types of forest thinning on wildfire risk and tree health. The only requirements are excellent physical shape and ability to work well as a team. No specialized training or qualifications needed, but experience identifying trees and collecting data would be helpful. Benefits include:
- Contributing to research used to improve ecologically-responsible forest management
- Gaining knowledge and experience in collecting tree and fuels data
- Getting great exercise in a beautiful area
If you are interested, please complete the attached application, rename the file with: yourlastname_yourfirstname.docx and contact Even Barrientos (below) for an email address.Volunteer Application DEMO.docx
For more information contact:
SW OR Monitoring and Outreach Assistant
(541) 770-7933 x 3# (office)
(414) 238-3995 (cell)