Long-Term Pika Monitoring

Front Range Resources
for Trained Pika Patrollers

Front Range Resources

2020 Updates and Waivers

All participating volunteers must sign this form and mail/email it to FRPP!

All trained FRPP volunteers who wish to survey in 2020 must sign this form and mail/email it to FRPP!

All trained FRPP volunteers who are minors and wish to survey in 2020 must  sign this form and mail/email it to FRPP!

In 2010, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service declined to list the American pika as threatened or endangered, citing uncertainty about whether the species was likely to be vulnerable to climate change across its entire range. Spurred on by this, Rocky Mountain Wild and Denver Zoo created the Front Range Pika Project to collect the long-term, large-scale data needed for conservation and management of pika and their alpine ecosystems under future climate change scenarios.

Since then, hundreds of volunteer community scientists have surveyed for pika across the Front Range. While the Front Range is just one of the four research projects in the Front Range Pika Project, it is by far the oldest and most popular.

To learn about how you can join the Pika Patrol in the Front Range, go here:

Data Collection

Site Sign-Up and Tracking

Sign up and record your visit to a Front Range site in 2020

Compare the different monitoring sites to find one that suits you

Learn all the details about each high priority pika site

Learn all the details about each lower priority pika site

Navigation

Downloadable files showing the locations and routes for WRNF sites through Gaia GPS

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

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

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

Data Submission

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