Add To Online Citizen Surveys Of Preservation Trust Land

Posted December 1, 2020 at 5:30 am by

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By SJPT

Look­ing for a new solo activ­i­ty that can enhance your envi­ron­men­tal literacy?

Join one (or all) of San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust’s iNat­u­ral­ist projects and help to con­tribute to what we know about our preserves.

iNat­u­ral­ist is a net­work of users who share bio­log­i­cal obser­va­tions to learn more about the nat­ur­al world. If you’re not famil­iar with iNat­u­ral­ist, watch our tuto­r­i­al on how to use this app on your phone: “Just a Minute” with iNat­u­ral­ist.

With sig­nif­i­cant help from our vol­un­teer, Kristin Tolle, we have cre­at­ed projects for our pub­licly acces­si­ble pre­serves. These projects act as real-time, cit­i­zen-led sur­veys of the wildlife, plants and fun­gi found with­in the bound­aries of each pro­tect­ed area.

There are mul­ti­ple ben­e­fits to using iNat­u­ral­ist. You can keep track of your field images, receive tax­o­nom­ic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion help, and take advan­tage of the com­mu­ni­ty-sup­port­ed process that ver­i­fies the IDs you’ve made. You may even find that using this tool will sharp­en your obser­va­tion­al skills and expand your nat­ur­al his­to­ry knowledge.

Please stick to the trails when vis­it­ing and mak­ing observations.

If noth­ing else, these projects are worth tak­ing a look at — to gain insight into what the iNat­u­ral­ist com­mu­ni­ty finds eye-catch­ing or inter­est­ing dur­ing their visit. 

Check out the dif­fer­ent projects at https://sjpt.org/visiting-preserves-with-inaturalist.

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