Citizen scientists join fungi experts to conduct a survey
to observe and catalog fungi in the Monument.

BioBlitz 2016: Fungi at the
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Our national public lands unit is home to a diverse community of fungi. Fungi experts who will be leading survey teams to observe and catalog mushrooms in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. See the BioBlitz 2016: Fungi Event Schedule to view the day's activities.

What is a Fungi BioBlitz?

The Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument organized and hosted a BioBlitz (a citizen-science event) to survey and inventory mushrooms and related organisms within the greatly varied landscape of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

How is this BioBlitz organized?

•    When: Saturday, November 12, 2016; 8am - 5:30pm
•    Location: Pinehurst School - 15337 OR-66, Ashland, OR 97520
•    Professional mycologists ( Scot Loring, PhD; Darlene Southworth, PhD; Jonathan Frank, Carolina Piña Páez, Mike Potts, John Villella, Jim Trappe, Steve Trudell) will lead 6 teams to survey targeted sites within CSNM. Learn more about the mycologists for BioBlitz 2016.
•    Team leaders were assisted by volunteers trained in methods of field sample collection, sample data recording and/or specimen preservation, photography, and individual team organization.  
•    Citizen scientists (registered participants from the general public) assisted team leaders in sample collection.  Open to Adults and Children (ages 10+). An adult must accompany children. School and education youth-based groups are welcome to participate.
•    Activity level: Easy – Moderate hiking on trails, roads, and open fields.

What are the benefits of a fungi BioBlitz?

•    An overall greater understanding of the fungal diversity within CSNM
•    A baseline for comparison studies of fungi species composition before and after

Potential benefits include:

•    Knowledge of rare and sensitive species locations, including detailed habitat information;
•    Discoveries of species new to science and endemic to CSNM;
•    Expansions of known ranges for multiple fungi species in Oregon, including potential distinct and/or new species occurrences for the state.

Mycologist  Scott Loring  and Citizen Scientists in Cascade-Siskiyou NationaL Monument, during BioBlitz 2016: fungi.

Mycologist Scott Loring and Citizen Scientists in Cascade-Siskiyou NationaL Monument, during BioBlitz 2016: fungi.

BioBlitz 2016: Fungi


Funded by
The National Conservation Land
Research Support Program

2016 BioBlitz Fungi Sponsors

Image: Peter Schroeder