Amphibian and Stream Habitat Assessments

Community scientists collecting water quality samples

Community scientists collecting water quality samples

Amphibians, including the boreal toad, are in decline. Community scientists will collect information about frog and toad eggs, tadpoles, and adults, along with collecting water quality samples. These data are used to help management agencies better understand amphibian habitats and conserve them. Learn more.


Wasatch Wildlife Watch

Community scientists installing a trail camera

Community scientists installing a trail camera

Wasatch Wildlife Watch is our most successful community science project to date! Last year over 100 dedicated volunteers collected and analyzed 100,000’s of trail camera images to help understand the Wasatch’s wildlife populations and movement corridors. Study sites are located along the Jordan River, to City Creek, and through the Cottonwood Canyons. Learn more.


Stream and Riparian Restoration

Community scientists building beaver dam analogues

Community scientists building beaver dam analogues

Healthy streams benefit many user groups and resources such as wildlife, agriculture, and recreationists. We will do hands-on restoration work in streams. It’s a fun day outdoors and no experience is necessary. Learn more.

You're Invited!

Join us to learn about stream restoration and how you can get involved as a community scientist on this and on other projects.
What: Great Salt Lake Audubon - Birds and Bites
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8pm
Where: Tracy Aviary, 589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Stream Survey (RSRA) Training

Community scientists conducting a Rapid Stream-Riparian Assessment

Community scientists conducting a Rapid Stream-Riparian Assessment

Learn how to conduct the Rapid Stream-Riparian Assessment (RSRA). This survey assesses stream condition and is used to monitor the effectiveness of our restoration projects. Learn more.


Plants and Pollinators

Monarch butterfly photo by Rachel Taylor

Monarch butterfly photo by Rachel Taylor

The iconic Monarch Butterfly is in trouble. Populations are in significant decline and we know very little about them. We will collect data about butterflies, caterpillars, eggs, and their food, milkweed. In summer 2019 we will be rolling out a new Community Science Project mapping plants and pollinators such as Monarch Butterflies. Learn more.


Black Rosy-finch Study

Black Rosy-finch photo by Janice Gardner

Black Rosy-finch photo by Janice Gardner

The Black Rosy-finch is one of the least-studied birds in North America. The future wellbeing of Rosy-finches is hampered by an absence of even basic information. During the winter, we will collect data about Rosy-finches using special bird feeders deployed at Utah’s ski resorts. Learn more.