Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To save and heal wild nature in the Grand Canyon region.
In our volunteer program, we are working to preserve the diversity of life in Arizona's Mogollon Rim based on surveying the ecology of riparian areas: identifying the presence and distribution of important native plants, animals, and insects as well as their protection and restoration needs. Project sites include East Clear Creek, West Clear Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, Chevelon Canyon, and others. With volunteers, we will also complete road and wilderness inventories before the Forest Plan revision process scheduled for 2006. Volunteers will also be key to restoration work including removal of nonnative plants and crayfish. The field work will provide hands-on environmental education.
by Gerald H. from Phoenix, AZ
The Grand Canyon Wildlands provides opportunities for adults and youths to work and learn about the environment. A practicing biologist is often in charge of activities. The work is enjoyable and educational. If anyone has female children in pursuit of a science career, Emily Omana will be an inspiration and valuable resource to work with.