Volunteer Manual and Protocols
As an FRPP volunteer, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are comfortable with the data collection protocols. We encourage new and returning volunteers to review the manual before visiting their field site to ensure that you have a clear navigation plan, are updated on any changes in the protocols, and are confident in the field protocols. If you have any questions about the protocols after reviewing the manual, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to access the updated volunteer manual:
2018 Front Range Pika Project Manual
2018 Front Range Pika Project Data Entry Sheet
Monitoring Protocol Videos
Data Collection Video Part 1
Data Collection Video Part 2
Scat Collection Video
Volunteers are required to attend a classroom and field training. Please review the training videos below as a refresher before visiting your sites each year. (Links will be added soon.)
Introduction to Climate Change and Pika Ecology
Introduction to Field Methods
Leave No Trace
Site Signup and Data Submission
As an FRPP volunteer, you are responsible for obtaining a GPS unit or GPS phone app for navigation to field sites and must be completely comfortable navigating on your own. The FRPP has a limited number of GPS units to lend out and partners with Gaia GPS to provide smartphone app subscriptions for our volunteers.
Returning Volunteer Quiz
As a refresher before visiting the field sites each season, we ask our returning volunteers to review the manual for updates and complete the following volunteer quiz. If you have questions about the field protocols or sites, please email us at email@example.com.
Site Sign Up
As an FRPP volunteer, you are required to visit one FRPP site per season. Before signing up to visit an FRPP site, please review the site descriptions, maps, and directions below. Once you have identified a site that is compatible with your hiking and navigation skills, please sign up here:
2018 Field Site Signup
The FRPP sites are categorized into 2 tiers so that we can ensure we are consistently surveying a set of sites each year. We prioritize Tier 1 sites first and then ask volunteers to sign up for Tier 2 sites after we can ensure that all Tier 1 sites will be visited each season. For detailed directions and maps, please click on the sites below:
Tier 1 Sites
Tier 2 Sites
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