Glacier Park ‘Citizen Science’ Program Restarts for Summer

By Beacon Staff

The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is continuing its Citizen Science Program this summer, offering free research and learning opportunities for the public.

The program trains individuals to identify, observe and record information on mountain goats, bighorn sheep, pikas, loons and invasive plants in Glacier Park. These species have been targeted because of their sensitivity to changes in habitat, human disturbances and, in the case of invasive plants, their threat to native biodiversity. Participants are asked to attend a one-day training session before collecting data for a project.

Additional training sessions may be scheduled based on interest. Contact the Learning Center at (406) 888-7986 or visit here.

Since 2005, the Glacier National Park Citizen Science Program has utilized trained citizen scientists to collect baseline population data on species of interest in the park.

The three programs will focus on high country wildlife, common loons and invasive plants.

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