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Thanks for lending a hand! BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

What to expect:

As a volunteer citizen scientist, you’ll join experienced conservationists as we work together to preserve and restore the unique ecosystems in and around Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Come learn and explore while you make a positive impact that will last for years to come.

No prior experience is necessary to volunteer as a citizen scientist–you’ll learn everything you need to know once you arrive at the project site. Some sites are easier to reach than others. Use our 1 (easy) – 5 (demanding) difficulty rating scale to select the trip that’s the right fit for your outdoor experience and comfort.

 

TRIPS ARE FREE BUT FILL UP QUICKLY! RESERVE YOUR SPOT ASAP! 

Upcoming 2021 volunteer opportunities

WHEN: 10:00am Saturday, Oct. 30th – 3:00pm Sunday, Oct. 31st

Meeting location: Randle, WA

Project site: Upper Cispus River/Yellowjacket Creek

Trip leader: Amanda Keasberry

In partnership with Cowlitz Indian Tribe, we will be planting native saplings near in-stream restoration sites to promote quick recovery and revegetation. At the confluence of the Cispus River and Yellowjacket Creek, there have been some major restoration efforts to deepen and enhance an existing side channel near the confluence of Yellowjacket Creek and the Cispus River. This location will provide excellent rearing habitat for juvenile coho, winter steelhead, and spring Chinook salmon. Because we couldn’t get out to plant her last year, we have thousands of trees to plant. This is the first planting trip of the fall, if you can’t make this one, please consider joining the one in November!

Difficulty: 3 out of 5 || This trip entails full days of physical labor and hiking through uneven terrain with heavy gear.

You’ll need:

  • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Day pack with food, water, and other essentials
  • Camping gear

We’ll provide:

  • Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Orange vests
  • Planting bags to carry trees

Lodging: TBD

WHEN: 10:00am Saturday, Nov. 6th – 3:00pm Sunday, Nov. 7th

Meeting location: Randle, WA

Project site: Upper Cispus River/Yellowjacket Creek

Trip leader: Amanda Keasberry

In partnership with Cowlitz Indian Tribe, we will be planting native saplings near in-stream restoration sites to promote quick recovery and revegetation. At the confluence of the Cispus River and Yellowjacket Creek, there have been some major restoration efforts to deepen and enhance an existing side channel near the confluence of Yellowjacket Creek and the Cispus River. This location will provide excellent rearing habitat for juvenile coho, winter steelhead, and spring Chinook salmon. Because we couldn’t get out to plant her last year, we have thousands of trees to plant. Help us plant the last few thousands of plants at this site.

Difficulty: 3 out of 5 || This trip entails full days of physical labor and hiking through uneven terrain with heavy gear.

You’ll need:

  • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Day pack with food, water, and other essentials
  • Camping gear

We’ll provide:

  • Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Orange vests
  • Planting bags to carry trees

Lodging: TBD

everyone makes a difference

Anyone—regardless of age, ability, or income—can make a lasting positive impact in the Cascades. In addition to joining us in the field, volunteers help at our Vancouver, WA office, at our annual Auction & Gala and other events, and more. To learn more about how you can get involved in the way that best meets your needs, email us at info(at)cascade forest.org.