Citizen Science

Wild Utah Project offers unique hands-on experiences to volunteers and interns involving the gathering and application of wildlife research data. We engage citizens in the field to collect and fill data gaps for species and associated habitats, as well as to support wildlife science and policy programs in contribution to positive outcomes for wildlife and habitat management. We also engage students at various levels of education and adult learners of all ages. We arrange field trips for high school environmental studies programs, which assist in data collection for our ongoing research efforts. We offer work to college interns, which provides course credits and research support for thesis projects. Wild Utah Project Internships for recent graduates allow for real world experience on meaningful actions for wildlife and the environment as interns begin their careers in science and/or management fields.

                                     

CITIZEN SCIENCE FIELD TRIPS - 2017 FIELD SEASON

photo credit: UDWR

photo credit: UDWR

September 14, 2017

Building "Beaver Dam Analogues" in the Sheeprocks

This past spring we brought a group of Citizen Scientists to the Sheeprock Mountains of central Utah to assess the current state of function of a degraded section of Vernon Creek, before installation of 'beaver dam analogues' to repair this degradation, and ready the stream for beaver reintroduction.  On Sept 14 we will return with our volunteers to help the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources build these man-made beaver dams. For more details (and to sign up) click here...

photo credit:  Adam Brewerton

photo credit:  Adam Brewerton

June 29th and July 27th, 2017

Salt Lake Open Space Bat Monitoring

Join us as we, along with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Bat Conservation Cooperative, and the Salt Lake City Open Space Program, and The Nature Conservancy monitor the use of newly installed bat boxes in Parley's Nature Park. We will be monitoring bat diversity and activity using acoustic equipment and supporting trained wildlife biologists in mist-netting of bats. For more information and to sign up for either or both 'bat nights', sign up here...

Photo credit: UDWR

Photo credit: UDWR

Spring - Fall 2017

Central Wasatch Aquatic Habitat Assessments

Join us this spring (April 27th 6-8 PM) for the 'expert citizen scientist' training hosted at the Hogle Zoo. The field season (late April-September), gives citizen scientists the opportunity to make site visits that best fit their personal schedules.  This project continues to be applicable to state-wide efforts to better understand aquatic habitats and amphibian indicator species through collaboration with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S. Forest Service, Utah Geologic Survey, and the Hogle Zoo. Sign up here...