Volunteers Needed for Raptor Inventory Nest Survey

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Press Release

The annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS) offers volunteers a unique opportunity to learn about Utah’s eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. The survey provides invaluable data to various federal and state agencies.  Volunteers are needed, and training workshops will be held in Price on March 26 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

RINS offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to become involved as “citizen scientists“ in a long-term raptor nest monitoring project. The RINS organization collects and manages vital data regarding the nesting ecology of eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey and owls.

To be a volunteer, no science credentials are needed. Those interested in participating in the project do not need to know how to discover a nest or identify a raptor; complete training is provided. The only requirement is that you enjoy Utah’s outdoors, particularly remote areas, and possess a desire to help the magnificent birds of prey.

To become a volunteer, please contact RINS and attend the upcoming training. It’s recommended that you own a pair of binoculars, a GPS unit, a digital camera and have an email address. The time commitment involves monitoring an assigned area from March through July.

Please call (801) 554-0807 for more information. Inquiries can also be sent via email to info@rins.org. We meet at the Price BLM Field Office located at 124 South 600 West Price, UT 84501. For more information about RINS, visit http://rins.org/

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