Natural Area Field Assessments

Field assessment volunteers will inventory ecologically important natural areas in the watershed. Each assessment takes about 3 – 4 hours, and involves a nature hike (yay!) through a woods or wetland. Volunteer teams conduct rapid ecological assessments of grasslands, forests, wetlands, and aquatic habitats throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Volunteers who sign up for the assessment program will join a team of two or more to do the assessments during the spring and summer. We also ask that natural area field volunteers attend a half-day training session.