The work involved with this opportunity can be done at the volunteer's home but the volunteer will need to live in or near the town of Lincoln, in western Placer County in California. The volunteer will need to use their own perssonal computer running Windows 7 or higher with at least one spare USB port.
Volnteers will be loaned a 1TB external hard drive with video on it from cameras that record the migration of salmon and steelhead in Auburn Ravine in western Placer County.
Volunteers will scan the video on fast-forward to spot signs of migrating fish and then use stop, rewind, and slow motion to identify and count the fish. The volunteer with then record the species, times and quantities on a paper or Excel spreadsheet. This process takes about 6 work hours for each full day (24-hours) of recorded video.
Volunteers will be asked to complete scanning a full day of recorded video, every 2 weeks, so the time commitment is about 3 hours per week.
Scanning the video can often be tedious due to the fact that many hours may pass without any fish coming into view on the cameras.
- Data Entry
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours per week on average
- PC running Windows 7 or higher, that also has a spare USB port. Parent's permission if under 18.