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BLM seeks volunteers for Raptor Inventory Nest Survey

The Bureau of Land Management Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey this spring in northern Utah.
The Bureau of Land Management Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey this spring in northern Utah.
Rob Carr, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Salt Lake Field Office is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey this spring in northern Utah.

The survey offers volunteers a unique opportunity to be involved in a long-term raptor nest monitoring project. The survey organization collects and manages vital data regarding the ecology of eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey and owls.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer do not need previous experience or science credentials. The requirements are that participants enjoy Utah's outdoors, particularly the western desert, have a desire to help birds of prey and attend one free training session.

Volunteers should own or be able to borrow a pair of binoculars and a GPS unit. The time commitment is two field days per month from March through July to effectively monitor an assigned area.

Volunteers are needed, and training workshops will be held Feb. 21 and 28, and March 14, in Salt Lake City. Individuals who want to volunteer should contact the survey at 801-554-0807 or info@rins.org. For more information, visit www.rins.org.