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Siuslaw Model Forest BioBlitz

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension welcomes volunteers to participate in a citizen science project: an ongoing BioBlitz in the Siuslaw Model Forest between October 2021 and October 2022. A BioBlitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. We will get started at the event on October 23rd, where you will learn how to use iNaturalist and about the many apps available to help identify species. Then we’ll take a walk into the forest to test those new tools and start to collect data on which organisms are found in the Siuslaw Model Forest. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor, woodland walk. Sturdy shoes, tick protection and water are recommended.

Throughout the year, you can return to the Siuslaw Model Forest to help identify and record as many species as possible, or focus on your specific interests (like birds, amphibians, reptiles, herbaceous plants, mammals, or mushrooms). This will help us build our overall species list and add to other research happening in the forest. Everyone is welcome to participate in this community-powered citizen science project!

Siuslaw Model Forest BioBlitz Registration Link

COVID statement

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties’ visitors and program participants, whether vaccinated or not, will be required to wear masks indoors. In addition, in order to meet the six-foot social distancing requirement that remains in place, we will continue to limit indoor meetings in the Acra and Hudson facilities to 15. For programs and meetings taking place outdoors, masks are required whenever the CDC/NYS physical distance requirement (six (6) feet) cannot be met. We appreciate your continued support and cooperation.




Agroforestry Resource Center (Business Office)
6055 Route 23
Acra, New York 12405

Last updated October 12, 2021