Gifford Pinchot Stewards – citizen science and restoration in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
If you are looking to head out to the forest on a mission, consider joining us for a trip to help collect important data about the streams, roads, trees, and trails of Washington’s South Cascades. No prior experience is necessary. The Gifford Pinchot Stewards (GPS) project brings participants to the forests of the southern Washington Cascades to collect field data that is used for forest management and conservation. Volunteers are able to take part in unique citizen science opportunities, such as road surveys to investigate the effects of forest roads at stream crossings; wildlife camera surveys to monitor habitat use of carnivores; revegetative seeding to restore native grasses; and old growth ponderosa pine surveys for restoration projects. Visit our here to learn more.