Engage in a world-wide species monitoring program documenting biodiversity using the app iNaturalist. Help build a database of species presence and distribution in the Cape Perpetua area along Oregon’s beautiful central coast. This region contains some of the largest intact stands of coastal temperate sitka spruce and western hemlock rain-forest in the lower 48, includes Oregon’s largest marine reserve and protected area complex just offshore, and encompasses a ‘Globally Significant Important Bird Area’ for the Marbled Murrelet.
The goal of this project is to gather baseline data and identify as many species as possible at a landscape and nearshore scale, while providing fun outdoor learning opportunities for community scientists. This database will be used as a baseline for future surveys of the area aimed at assessing species range and distribution changes due to ecological and climatological effects such as global warming.
The major goals of this project are:
- To help coordinate efforts for the development of a database of species presence in the Cape Perpetua greater area along Oregon’s central coast. This area has recently been designated a Globally Significant Important Bird Area for the Marbled Murrelet.
- Partner with state and federal agencies to gather baseline data and identify as many species as possible at a landscape and nearshore scale, while providing outdoor learning opportunities for citizen scientists.
- Focus our survey efforts on Oregon’s Conservation Strategy Species, but not to the exclusion of others.
- Raise awareness of existing conservation efforts including the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and MPA. This database will be used as a baseline for future surveys of the area aimed at assessing species range and distribution changes due to ecological and climatological effects such as global warming.
Time flies when finding fungi! Photo Credit: Jamie KishJamie Kish, the Tidepool Ambassador Program Coordinator for the Cape Perpetua Collaborative, has been hosting a series of mushroom BioBlitz events for us this fall. Check out the Cape Perpetua iNaturalist BioBlitz...
Use your smart phone to capture, identify and upload your discovery to our Cape Perpetua species list!
Project: The Cape Perpetua BioBlitz Series
• Download iNaturalist app and connect to project
• Click “observe” to capture your first observation
• Label/identify the species if known
• If unknown, someone else can come in and identify for you
Note: You DO NOT need to have wifi while you are taking observations, your observations will automatically upload once you get connected again.