High school classes aid in the Oregon spotted frog surveys at Big Marsh. Oregon spotted frogs are a rare, imperiled species.
Address: Big Marsh, Deschutes National Forest, Klamath, Oregon 97733
Latitude, Longitude: 43.4031073,-121.9263015
Curriculum: Students walk through Oregon spotted frog habitat, wearing hipwaders, surveying for adults and egg masses. Once found, students GPS the location of the adults or egg masses and record site data on survey forms. Incidental wildlife observations are also recorded by students.
Focal Topics: Aquatic habitat, amphibian biology and ecology, species ID differentiation, GPS, survey techniques, and wildlife identification
Standards / Benchmarks: Scientific inquiry
Elevation (ft): 4,956
ADA Accessible for All? No
Directions: From Crescent, travel W on Hwy 61 for 12.2 miles to Hwy 58, turn L onto Hwy 58 for 5.2 miles to FR 5825, turn R onto FR 5825 for 5.5 miles to FR 540, turn R onto Forest Road 5825-540 for 0.1 miles to Big Marsh
Bus Turnaround? Limited
Other Considerations: Snow, rain, and or cold weather is a high possibility during surveys. A high level of snow could make driving conditions technical. Mosquitoes
Contact: Joan Kittrell, USFS, (541) 433-3237