Pull on chest waders, grab a spoon and learn how to search for frog and salamander egg masses.
As a trained wildlife monitor, you will collect data that helps Metro’s Conservation team show how well restoration efforts are working. The information collected from our volunteer resident scientists can help Metro secure grant funding for future restoration work as well.
From late January through April, you will wade through the wintry waters in natural areas to count frog and salamander egg masses. Expect to conduct at least four separate surveys, totaling approximately 12 to 25 hours during these months.
While we ask volunteers to have their own transportation, carpooling to sites can be available from the Lloyd District. Monitoring occurs throughout the week and on weekends.
While field experience is appreciated and welcomed, we offer training in amphibian egg mass identification, survey techniques and field methods.
Volunteers will need to attend one classroom style training.
This year we are excited to team up with regional partners -- there will be two training days and locations to choose from! You will only need to attend one, and must register ahead of time.
-Saturday January 23, 2016, at the Metro Regional Center
-Saturday January 30, 2016, at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge