BLM seeks raptor volunteers in Moab
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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers for the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS) in eastern Utah. RINS personnel will host two volunteer field training courses. The first is Jan. 30, from noon to 4:30 p.m., at the BLM-Moab Field Office located at 82 East Dogwood, Moab. The second is Jan. 31, from noon to 4:30 p.m., at the BLM-Monticello Field Office located at 365 North Main, Monticello.

RINS, an all-volunteer organization concerned with birds of prey that nest throughout Utah, offers unique opportunity for volunteers to be 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. Volunteers are asked to commit at least two field days per month from February through June to monitor an assigned area.

Pam Riddle, wildlife biologist for the Moab Field Office said, “The BLM is committed to keeping public lands productive and providing healthy habitat for raptors and other wildlife. Information gathered by RINS volunteers aids managers in protecting nest sites and young birds.”

Volunteers do not need previous experience or science credentials to participate. Ideal candidates just need to enjoy Utah’s outdoors and have a desire to help these magnificent birds of prey.

For more information, visit rins.org, email info@rins.org or call 801-554-0807.

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