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2016 National Parks BioBlitz - Craters of the Moon: Lichen Blitz

The focus is to observe and identify as many species of lichens as possible because there is relatively little information about lichen diversity at Craters of the Moon National Monument (CRMO). A 1988 air quality study at CRMO identified 30 lichens species but there has never been an actual attempt to inventory lichen diversity. Lichens are a known indicator of environmental health and an effective means of assessing environmental change.

Project URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/biodiversity/bioblitz2016.cfm

Geographic Scope: Craters of the Moon National Monument

Status: Complete

Recruiting Volunteers: Yes, this project is recruiting

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data analysis, Data entry, Finding entities, Identification, Learning, Observation, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2016-05-13

Project Contact: jim_bromberg@nps.gov

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: National Geographic Society

Project Topic: Biology, Education, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,