SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management’s 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 an opportunity to be involved as citizen scientists in a long-term monitoring project. The aim of the survey is to collect and manage 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 you enjoy Utah’s outdoors, particularly the West Desert, have a desire to help magnificent birds of prey and attend one free training session. It is recommended that you own or can borrow a pair of binoculars, a GPS unit, a digital camera and have an email address. The time commitment involves visiting an assigned area to monitor from March through July.

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Training workshops will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 and 27, and Tuesday, March 15, in Salt Lake City. Individuals wanting to volunteer should call 801-554-0807 or email info@rins.org by Friday, Feb. 19. For more information, visit rins.org.

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