“Habitat Assessment Specialists” Needed

 

Missouri’s goal is to establish 385,000 additional acres of monarch and pollinator habitat, wherein each acre has 200 stems of milkweed. To date, the joint efforts of the Missourians for Monarchs collaborative members have established 390,000+ acres of monarch and pollinator habitat in Missouri. Our next step is to assess the acreage to determine the number of milkweed stems per acre.  That’s why we need YOU!

We’re looking for individuals to help us assess the quality of monarch and pollinator habitat plantings to determine the number of milkweed stems.  We will provide specialized, online training for how to conduct the habitat monitoring.  You don’t need to be a scientist to help, you just need to care about habitat conservation and be willing to make a commitment for the entire growing season.

Position Details

  • Must be available May 2020 — September 2020
  • Visit habitat sites at least two times each month
  • Each visit takes approximately 2 hours, after the initial setup visit
  • Flexible Schedule – You can visit the sites any time during daylight hours on any day of the week
  • Learn new skills while helping to save monarchs and pollinators

If you’re interested in Volunteering in our Habitat Monitoring Program, please complete the form below. Once we receive the form, we will contact you with any possible opportunities in your chosen area(s).

Volunteer Signup for Habitat Monitoring Program

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  • Email will be the primary method of communication for notifications and updates for volunteers. Your email address will NOT be shared with any persons or organizations.
  • County in which you live. Volunteer site locations are chosen based on residential and surrounding counties. If you prefer to volunteer in counties other than your residential or surrounding counties, please specify those counties in the "Preferred Counties" field below.
  • If you have a preference to volunteer in specific counties, please specify those counties here. If you prefer to volunteer in counties outside of your residential or surrounding counties, please specify those counties here.