Community Science Projects

Citizen Science Projects

Here at Rocky Mountain Wild, we use community science projects to do important research that informs our conservation work. Volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions about the problems facing wildlife and biodiversity in our region.

Terri Slivka releasing a pika
Terri Slivka releasing a pika

Community science allows scientists at Rocky Mountain Wild and partner institutions to expand the amount of scientific data that we can collect, conduct long-term research over large geographic areas, and focus on some our region’s most pressing questions. Professional scientists at Rocky Mountain Wild and elsewhere don’t have the capacity to do this research alone, and volunteers participating in community science programs are making major contributions to advancing science and conservation in our region and across the globe.

Volunteers get an opportunity to get outside, learn, meet new people, and make a meaningful contribution to science and conservation.

Do you want to be a community scientist? Join one of our community science projects:

Testimonial from A Community Scientist

“I learned a lot about how the conservation of our most vulnerable ecosystems are maintained. Projects, such as the BioBlitz, should continue to be supported as we would want nature to be.” – Stuart Minton, Arkansas River Corridor BioBlitz participant