Citizen Science and Restoration Trips

The Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join them for fall Citizen Science and Restoration Trips. Opportunities include Yellowjacket Creek planting and surveying streams for lamprey.

As a volunteer citizen scientist, participants join experienced conservationists to work together to preserve and restore the unique ecosystems in and around Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 

Learn and explore while making a positive impact that lasts for years to come.

No prior experience is necessary to volunteer, however volunteers are responsible for supplying their own food, water, camping gear (as needed) and appropriate clothing for the field. 

For overnight trips, volunteers and staff will stay at reserved campsites within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. During colder months, reserved lodging will be at cabins or bunkhouses. 

Please note that due to COVID-19, some typical arrangements are not possible and the organization will not be able to provide lodging.

Some sites are easier to reach than others. The Easy 1 to the Demanding 5 rating scale is assigned to each trip so volunteers can select a trip that’s the correct fit for their outdoor experience and comfort.

State and federal COVID-19 guidelines will be followed on these trips. Unvaccinated volunteers are required to wear masks. Masks are optional for vaccinated participants. Group size will be limited to 10 people (volunteers and staff) and due to the popularity of the trips, the organization encourages people to sign up early. 

As of this writing, some trips had filled to “waitlist only” status with others still open. 

Details available at Questions can be directed to Science & Stewardship Manager, Amanda, at

Citizen Science and Restoration Trips

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