Community Science: Huckleberry Monitoring
August 5 - August 6
RNPP is revisiting a huckleberry planting project that was created in 2019. At this event, we will be using ecological monitoring techniques to assess plant survival, fruit set, and regeneration rate in burned vs. non-burned areas. If you’ve always wanted to try a community science project and you are a “plant person” (can tell your grasses from your forbs), we need you!
The goal is to monitor all 30 monitoring plots at the planting projects on the first day (August 5th), but we may need a second day (August 6th) to complete the work. Volunteers will be placed in a 2-3 person team to assess each plot.
Directions to the site and other details will be emailed one week before the event.
Restrooms may not available at the site.
Come prepared to walk off trail and up moderate hills. Be aware that poison oak may be plentiful at this site. Bring plenty of water, sun protection, sturdy shoes and gaiters (if you have them) to protect your ankles from poky seeds.