NOTICE! For iNaturalist, Texas Nature Trackers and eBird volunteers, please read this new guidance (9/4/2020) about documenting your volunteer hours in VMS!
From Jeannie Springer, Director, Projects & Opportunities: There are new TMN guidelines for logging iNaturalist and eBird volunteer hours (VH) in VMS. A group of experts from TX worked on these guidelines for awhile. There was a identified need because the use of iNaturalist and eBirds has expanded and best practices needed to be established. If you log hours into VMS for iNaturalist and eBird use, please read the two attached documents closely (Quick Guide & the long version) ….there are many changes.
Master Naturalists can now start logging VH for iNaturalist species identification/curation (non-field work). I added a new opportunity in VMS, FR:iNaturalist TNT Project Curation/Identification. At this time we are not doing the Texas Nature Trackers Camera Trap Loan Program…which you will read about in documents.
Quick Guide – Community Citizen Science Projects
TMN Guidance for Citizen Science Volunteer Service Hours
Opportunity Codes: Codes used to determine the type of AT or VH for your project
Application for AT & VH: Form to apply for Advanced Training Hours or Volunteer Hours
PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES LIST
Complete the “Application for Activity Approval Form” for opportunities not on this list.
AgriLife Bird Blind, Butterfly Garden & Wildscape •Albert & Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area -TPWD • Audubon Society • Balcones Canyon Lands Wildlife Refuge • Bamberger Ranch • Bat Conservation International • Bio West • Mammen Family Public Library • Cactus Moth Detection and Monitoring Network • Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center • Canyon Lake Gorge Preservation Society • Canyon Lake – Guadalupe River South Trail • Cibolo Nature Center • CocoRahs – Colorado State University • Comal County Conservation Alliance • Comal Trails Alliance • Community Resource & Recreation Center (CRRC) • Cornell Lab of Ornithology • Corps of Engineers • US Army • Flying Wild • Government Canyon State Park • Guadalupe – Blanco River Authority • Headwater Coalition at University of Incarnate Word • Headwaters at the Comal • Heritage Museum of Texas • iNaturalist • International Dark Sky Assoc. • John Knox Ranch • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center • Lindheimer Chapter Educational Outreach Trunks•Mesquite Creek • Lindheimer Chapter Program to Assist Landowners (PAL)•Monarch Larva Monitoring Project University of Minnesota •
Native Plant Society Of Texas • Native Landscape Certification Program • New Braunfels Public Library • New Braunfels Parks and Recreation • New Life Children’s Center Butterfly Garden • Old Tunnel State Park • Purple Martin Conservation Association • San Antonio Botanical Gardens • Texas Invasives Organization • Texas Parks & Wildlife • Texas Parks & Wildlife/Guadalupe River State Park • Texas State University/The Meadows Center • Trout Unlimited • Guadalupe River Chapter • Tye Preston Memorial Library • US Fish & Wildlife Service • Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation • Water Oriented River District.