Surveys and data collection are seasonal and must be conducted during optimal conditions. This means that weather can be a huge factor in the kind of data collected we would not for instance, conduct wildlife surveys or data collections during rainy or inclement weather or if ambient temperatures are too hot or too cold.

Our Field Techniques and Field Data Collection Methods Courses can be an excellent way to augment your college classroom curriculum.

If you would like to sign up for a Biological Field Techniques Course in any one of the above research programs please let us know by indicating your preference on the Contact page. This is an excellent way to learn Field Techniques from the experts.

We welcome paying Preserve Guests to assist with our research studies as part of their Tour Package!
WILLOW CREEK RIPARIAN PRESERVE, INC.
WILDLIFE FIELD RESEARCH
AND
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The Willow Creek Riparian Preserve conducts seasonal wildlife and plant surveys, studies, and data collection*. These include the following programs and schedule:
SMALL MAMMAL
LIVE TRAPPING
IDENTIFICATION
AND
INVENTORY
BIRD
IDENTIFICATION
AND
INVENTORY
 REPTILE
AND
AMPHIBIAN
IDENTIFICATION
AND
INVENTORY
DESERT GRASSLAND
AND
RIPARIAN
VEGETATION
IDENTIFICATION
AND INVENTORY 
VEGETATION
TRANSECT
METHODS
AND DATA
COLLECTION
 ARID LANDS
WETLAND
DETERMINATION
METHODS AND
DATA COLLECTION
 MID-APRIL
THRU
MID-OCTOBER
YEAR-ROUND 
(MID-APRIL
THRU
SEPTEMBER
FOR SPRING
MIGRANTS)
 MID-APRIL
THRU
MID-OCTOBER
 YEAR-ROUND
(OPTIMAL APRIL
THRU MID-JUNE)
 YEAR-ROUND
(OPTIMAL APRIL
THRU MID-JUNE)
 YEAR-ROUND
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*Please note that we have a Scientific Collecting Permit from AZ Game and Fish to conduct small mammal, reptile, and amphibian live trapping only we are permitted to handle the animals. We do encourage photographing, touching (when safe to do so) and lots of questions!
RATE: $20.00 / Hour
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