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Pika Project Hike
Citizen Science & Stewardship Series
Get your hands dirty, and contribute to real science and stewardship projects going on here in Eagle County! If you’ve ever wondered what research ecologists do out in the field, been interested in citizen science but felt uncomfortable travelling into the backcountry on your own, wondered how trails are designed & built, or wanted to do a little science while out on your hikes, then this series is for you!
The Front Range Pika Project is a citizen science initiative that engages the public in field research on the potential impacts of climate change on American pika in alpine ecosystems across Colorado. The data collected is used by researchers and land managers to inform efforts to conserve American pika and alpine ecosystems.
On our Pika Project field days you will join a Walking Mountains backcountry guide, and a group of fellow citizen scientists and trek into the backcountry to collect data on the signs & presence of pika at FRPP long-term monitoring sites! You were learn all about the cutest of alpine critters and their importance in our ecosystem. Additionally, you will be trained in how to use the pika project’s mobile app to collect your own data, and contribute to this citizen science project any time you’re hiking high in the alpine! Join us for an adventurous outing into the backcountry (often off trail) and help collect meaningful data while you’re at it! Hikes to monitoring sites vary from long treks on maintained trails, to off trail bushwacks. For more information on the details for a specific date reach out to email@example.com.
Pika Project field days are free, however space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Program Length: 6-8 hours.
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