Citizen Science: Yellowstone Pika Project

Citizen Science: Yellowstone Pika Project

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.

How to Get Involved

Register for our dedicated program

What: New! Citizen Science: The Yellowstone Pika Project
 A dedicated, two-day program led by Yellowstone Forever’s Citizen Science Manager
When: From 6/1 to end of summer season

Collect data while participating in a different Institute program

While on a Yellowstone Forever program, ask your instructor to complete a survey for pika at one of the previously identified historic sites.

Many sites are located a short distance from roads, while others are further afield.

See our full list of Institute programs