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Western Gray Squirrel Project

Main Project Information
Goal further scientific knowledge about gray squirrel distributions
Task Assist with surveys of this species' population in WA.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet PO Box 298, Winthrop, 98862 Washington 98862 United States

The Western Gray Squirrel Project needs volunteers to assist with surveys of this species' population in the Methow Watershed in Washington State.

The western gray squirrel is listed as threatened in Washington State, and the Methow Valley area is home of one of the last three populations remaining in the state.

The main goal for this project is to conduct distribution surveys and relative abundance estimates that will augment work being conducted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This effort will further scientific knowledge about gray squirrel distributions throughout the Methow Valley.

Another goal is to conduct outreach to private landowners about western gray squirrel habitat and to educate the local community about the status of, threats to, and conservation needs of the squirrel.

There is potential for this project to lead to further work on western gray squirrels and other aspects of conservation science.

How to Join

Volunteers should be physically fit and may have to pay some travel expenses. To volunteer, contact the Pacific Biodiversity Institute by mail, email, or phone at:

Pacific Biodiversity Institute
P.O. Box 298
Winthrop, WA 98862

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Media Mentions
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Tags squirrel
Project Updated 11/13/2017