Classes & Fieldwork

Northwest Trek is expanding learning opportunities for citizens to take on the role of scientists with classes in NatureMapping and field work to support local conservation initiatives.

NatureMapping: Data Collection and Monitoring

NatureMapping provides an opportunity for citizen scientists to observe, monitor and inventory their local habitats and use the information gathered to effect real change. Data collected can be used by scientists on state and local levels to help make decisions that determine a healthy future for fish and wildlife.

NatureMapping Field Trips are free for participants. You do not need NatureMapping experience for this activity. Participants should come dressed for the weather and for walking in a wet environment on uneven surfaces. All field trips are 9 am to noon. Please contact Rachael Mueller at for more information or to sign up for a field trip.

2014 NatureMapping Field Trips
 February 15  NatureMapping at Ohop Creek
 March 22  NatureMapping at Powell Pasture
 April 5  NatureMapping at Ohop Creek
 May 17  NatureMapping at Railway Rd
 June 14
 July 5
 NatureMapping at Bragett Parcel
 NatureMapping at Wilcox Flats
 July 12
 September 6
 NatureMapping at Ohop Creek
 NatureMapping at Red Salmon Creek
 September 20  NatureMapping at Powell Creek
 October 11  NatureMapping at Ohop Creek

Stewardship Activities at Northwest Trek

Join Northwest Trek staff for a morning of native planting, trail work or other stewardship activities to help maintain the park's native beauty. All activities run from 9 am to noon. Please contact Jessica Moore at 360.832.7160 or at for more information or to sign up.

2014 Stewardship Activities
 April 19  Parks Appreciation Day
 June 7  National Trails Day
 August 2  Habitat restoration & invasive species removal