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Coastal Dune Habitat Monitor

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OC Habitats, Inc.

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Currently looking for volunteers who would like to survey and monitor coastal ecosystems for sensitive habitats and animal species. We are specifically looking for individual interested in shore birds and to look for the both non-listed and listed species such as the Western Snowy Plover and the California Least Tern. This is a great opportunity for those wanting experience in wildlife monitoring, endangered species management, local ecology, or an excuse to spend mornings at the beach!

No experience necessary, we will train you! After training, about 10-12 hours, volunteers will survey assigned beach segments (based on their preference and availability) within Orange County (from Huntington to San Clemente). Each shift runs between 2-3 hours to survey the entire segment and volunteers can choose to monitor 1-3 segments depending on their availability. We do not have a minimum or maximum of required hours but we do ask that you volunteer at least once a month in one of our events, surveys, or other opportunities. As part of our monitoring program, monitors will also be asked to conduct outreach and be prepared to speak to the public about the work that is being done and the background of the species.

We will also provide you with all necessary equipment including binoculars, clipboard, bird species guide, backpack, etc. These items will be on loan and volunteers are responsible for any damage or misplacement of equipment.

If you would like to apply, go to our website,, or our recruitment app, BetterImpact,

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About OC Habitats, Inc.


15333 Culver Drive, Suite 340-763, Irvine, CA 92604, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Organization is to provide a public service in the form of conservation efforts for the many habitats of Orange County, California through conservation efforts, rehabilitation, education, volunteerism, monitoring and partnering with other entities whose goal is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of natural habitats and the species within.


Nonprofit organization that will provide monitoring services for a variety of habitats within the Orange County boundaries. We hope to assist and collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies to monitor and survey sensitive habitats, assist or lead in restoration projects in areas that are in need of such work and are approved by the jurisdiction it lies within, and to provide education about the habitats of Orange County to the public through educational programs at the locations themselves, at schools (primary and secondary), and through seminars for adults. We also will be working in collaboration with other nonprofits to assist them in their efforts to conserve and protect the environment.

To apply to volunteer with OC Habitats go to



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15333 Culver Drive, suite 340-763Irvine, CA 92604


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany


  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one segment (2-3 hours) per month required to be an OCH habitat monitor. Training consists of 10-12 hours of field training with additional at-home study to hone species identification skills. (#ClimateActionCorps)
  • All monitors must have their own transportation, drivers' license, and car insurance. All monitors must have the ability to walk a minimum of 2 miles in soft sand for field surveys.

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