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Truckee River Guide

Main Project Information
Presented By Truckee River Guide
Goal To create a community produced field guide to plants & wildlife
Task Make plant and wildlife observations
Where Nevada & California

Truckee River Guide is an interactive field guide to the plants and wildlife of the Truckee River, and a community wildlife mapping project.

Did you know that there is no complete species list for the Truckee River region of California and Nevada? The Truckee River is an important resource for the people that live in our community, and also an important resource for wildlife. With an ongoing drought and a changing climate, it is important to keep records of the species that live in our region, so that we can recognize and monitor change as it happens. You can help, by taking photos and submitting observations of plants and wildlife to Truckee River Guide.

The Truckee River Guide website is a free community resource intended to provide information to the public about the species that live in the Truckee River region of California and Nevada.

How to Join

If you would like to help with this project, please submit wildlife observations online at

If you would like to get more involved, or design a special project for students, please contact Thank you!

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Required Gear

A smartphone or camera, and internet access to submit data.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At night
Tags Animals, Birds, Butterflies, California, Fish, Frogs, Lizards, Mammals, Nevada, Plants, Reno, River, Shrubs, Trees, Truckee, Truckee River, Water, Wildflowers
Project Updated 05/23/2018