Sitka Conservation Society

Citizen Science is research conducted in whole or part by amateur observers like you and me. Anyone can help collect some form of useful information from watching plants in your backyard to looking for ice worms in alpine glaciers, the opportunities are endless! Take a look at some ways you can get involved in the Sitka Community Use Area:

Ongoing Projects:

Great Backyard Bird Count

Project BudBurst

Project Feeder Watch



Wilderness Stewardship Project

Recent Citizen Science opportunities:

  • Trappers Needed: ISLES Study

    Trappers Needed: ISLES Study

        This past week, I checked an usual piece of luggage with me on the plane down to Albuquerque: a box of frozen Marten, Ermine, and River Otter skulls, femurs, and intestinal parasites. I was delivering my parcel to Steve O. MacDonald and Dr. Joe Cook (who literally wrote the book on Alaskan mammals) [...]

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  • Have You Seen This Bird?

    Have You Seen This Bird?

              Attention all bird enthusiasts and nature-lovers! 97 birds with various sorts of colored leg bands have been spotted in Sitka. We need your help in recording sightings of these birds! The weekend before Thanksgiving, certified bird bander Gwen Baluss, Sitka High student Naquoia Bautista, and many volunteers banded Juncos, Chickadees, [...]

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