Long-Term Pika Monitoring

Rocky Mountain National Park Resources
for Trained Pika Patrollers

RMNP Resources

2021 Updates and Waivers

CPP volunteers do not need to obtain a timed entry permit for volunteer work. See this document for instructions on how to access RMNP for pika surveys.

If you didn’t send us your signed waiver in 2020, you MUST do so in 2021 to participate in the CPP.

If you didn’t send us your signed COVID acknowledgement in 2020, you MUST do so in 2021 to participate in the CPP.

If you’re a minor and you didn’t send us your signed waiver in 2020, you MUST do so in 2021 to participate in the CPP.

Data Collection

A single page of reminders and tips to make sure your visit to the pika site goes well!

Site Sign-Up and Tracking

Sign up and record your visit to an RMNP site in 2021

Compare the different pika monitoring sites to find one that suits you

Navigation Resources

Downloadable files showing the locations and routes for RMNP sites through Gaia GPS. These still need some updates for 2021.

Learn how to set up and use Gaia GPS for pika monitoring

If you would like to borrow a CPP GPS unit for pika monitoring, you can use this manual to learn about it in detail

If you would like to borrow a CPP GPS unit for pika monitoring, you can use this manual to learn the key points of how to use it

Building on the National Park Service’s “Pikas in Peril” project, CPP volunteers are expanding our understanding of the future of pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond in the face of a changing climate.

This page contains important resources for volunteers who have been trained in our Public Lands Protocol to survey for pikas in Rocky Mountain National park. To learn about how you can join the Pika Patrol in Rocky, go here:

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