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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Salt Lake Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/07/14
Contacts: Lisa Reid , (435)743-3100  

BLM Seeks Volunteers for Raptor Inventory Nest Survey


Salt Lake City—The Bureau of Land Management Utah is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS) this spring in northern Utah.  RINS offers a unique opportunity for volunteers to become involved as “citizen scientists” in a long-term raptor nest monitoring project.  The RINS organization collects and manages vital data regarding the ecology of eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey and owls.
 
Those interested in becoming a volunteer do not need previous experience or science credentials.  The requirements are that you enjoy Utah’s outdoors, particularly the West Desert, have a desire to help the magnificent birds of prey and attend one training session.  It is recommended that you own a pair of binoculars, a GPS unit, and have an e-mail address.  The time commitment involves two field days per month from March through July to effectively monitor an assigned area.
 
Those individuals wanting to volunteer, contact RINS at 801-554-0807 or info@rins.org.  For more information, visit www.rins.org
 
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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 02-07-2014