Cascades Pika Watch engages citizen scientists to locate and map pika populations in Oregon.
Pika are considered to be a sensitive indicator of climate change due to their inability to survive long periods of warm summer weather. Columbia River Gorge pika are of particular interest because they live at a lower elevation than any other pika population in the U.S.
Through Cascades Pika Watch, people can help scientists better understand changes in pika populations. Interested in joining? Fill out this form and we will contact you with more information. Pika Watch season runs from May through September. Please note that Pika Watchers will be required to complete a training session.
Photo by Johanna Varner.