One valuable tool in wildlife management is surveying the plant and animal species in an area to see what species are using an area. Preservation Parks is beginning to complete annual biotic surveys within our parks so we can interpret the quality of our natural areas.
Plant surveys that focus on the major vegetative communities have been completed for most of our parks. By studying the vegetation types found within our parks we can infer wildlife diversity and habitat quality. These surveys aid in development and conservation decisions.
Bird surveys are conducted annually by staff and volunteers to monitor the success of our management programs. “Christmas Bird Counts” are conducted within our parks each winter as part of a nationwide attempt to monitor bird populations over time. Also, nest box monitors help keep track of nest box conditions and record the many birds fledged from them each season. if you are interested in volunteering as a nest box monitor please contact the Volunteer & Special Events coordinator Saundra McBrearty firstname.lastname@example.org