Presentation Title

Citizen Science At Work In Your Back Yard

Start Date

5-2-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

5-2-2018 6:00 PM

Abstract

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) covers many small watersheds in eastern Washington County that ultimately feed into the Tualatin River. Living within these watersheds are the Western Painted Turtle, the Western Pond Turtle, and the Northern Red-legged Frog, all of which are listed on the Oregon Sensitive Species list, making the preservation of their habitat and existing populations of great importance to landscape managers and wildlife biologists alike. To this end, THPRD has employed citizen scientists to survey for these species for the last several years. Data collected has helped guide park and wetland management and has added to the library of information on these species that is being collected regionally.

Subjects

Environmental education, Land/watershed management, Wildlife biology

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Citizen Science At Work In Your Back Yard

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) covers many small watersheds in eastern Washington County that ultimately feed into the Tualatin River. Living within these watersheds are the Western Painted Turtle, the Western Pond Turtle, and the Northern Red-legged Frog, all of which are listed on the Oregon Sensitive Species list, making the preservation of their habitat and existing populations of great importance to landscape managers and wildlife biologists alike. To this end, THPRD has employed citizen scientists to survey for these species for the last several years. Data collected has helped guide park and wetland management and has added to the library of information on these species that is being collected regionally.