In an innovative collaboration between TreeFight and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, our 2012 treefighters will observe and gather data on clark’s nutcracker populations in numerous points in the GYE, and then Cornell researchers will repeat those observations in the same places on subsequent days. The surveys will be done in conjunction with our replanting and protection missions.
The goals of this project are to: A) monitor nutcracker populations in a spectrum of healthy to dead whitebark forests, and B) compare citizen scientist data with professionally gathered data, to improve protocols and methods carried out by volunteers.
Our Cornell/TreeFight study has been engineered and is being administered by Taza Schaming, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Graduate student extraordinaire.
To register for any of our open student or public protect/monitor/create missions, go to the Missions page, or click on the green dates in July and August on the calendar or the list of events in the sidebar to register. Generally, we’re reserving Mondays for area students and Tuesdays for the public at large, but if you have a group that would like to participate in a TreeFight mission on a particular day, please contact letshike /at/ treefight /dot/ org.