Summer Volunteers Wanted for Trail & Road Survey on the Queets – OFCO

OFCO is looking for volunteers this summer, for important field surveys in the Queets watershed. If you’ve never done this kind of work, don’t worry—we’ll give you all the training you need. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the terrain while doing valuable work and enjoying the good fellowship of like-minded folks.
  OFCO is a long-time proponent of collaborative efforts to protect and restore our beloved Olympic Peninsula forests and streams. One of our most successful recent collaborative efforts has been our citizen road survey and monitoring program on Olympic National Forest (ONF) lands. For the past three years we have collaborated with the ONF and Great Old Broads for Wilderness to conduct surveys on the condition of roads and trails already existing or proposed for reconstruction in the South Fork Skokomish watershed. We have focused surveys on those roads and trails that have the greatest potential to impact the watershed’s streams and rivers and their inhabitants.

Success of this project depends on citizen volunteers-people like you! Even if you have never been a citizen road condition surveyor, we will train you in data collection, GPS use, map and compass reading, and identification of features such as tension cracks and post-construction channel adjustments that can contribute sediment to streams. And, thanks to a generous grant from The Burning Foundation and in-kind contributions of OFCO board members, we will be able to provide food for meals plus accommodations in a lovely cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each survey expedition will be for three days, with two overnights. The following are dates we are considering for citizen volunteer surveys: July 4-6August 1-3August 8-10; and/or August 15-17.
Please contact Shelley at if you are interested and willing to partake in this important work. It should be fun!

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