Here in Yellowstone National Park, we have numerous pika sites that are accessible from nearby roadways.
Due to their sensitivity to warming temperatures, monitoring the persistence of pika at sites around the park will help us better understand the effects of climate change on this species.
Citizen science is a great opportunity to assist the park. The Yellowstone Pika Project is a continuation of a monitoring effort called Pika in Peril, which was recently discontinued.
NPS has requested a citizen science effort that extends the original project in order to continue gathering this important data on pika in Yellowstone National Park.