SALT LAKE CITY -- The Bureau of Land Management Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey in northern Utah.
Participation as a volunteer does not require special experience or education, and the BLM will provide training. In fact, the only prerequisites are a love for the outdoors, especially Utah's beautiful west desert, and a sincere desire to help birds of prey.
No science credentials are necessary to be a RINS volunteer. Interested individuals don't even need to know how to discover a nest or identify a raptor because the BLM will give each volunteer complete training, including map reading and navigation using a GPS, and field safety procedures. To become a volunteer, you must attend one of the training workshops. Training workshops will be held Feb. 23 and March 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.
It is recommended that you own a pair of binoculars, a GPS unit, and have an email address. The time commitment for volunteers is two field days per month from March through July to monitor an assigned area.