Get Involved

Coastal heathland and salt marsh at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – two natural communities whose vegetation we monitor.
Coastal heathland and salt marsh at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – two natural communities whose vegetation we monitor.

Volunteers have provided invaluable assistance in our plant surveys.

Volunteer

If you have botanical skills, we could use your help in monitoring vegetation at wildlife sanctuaries. Contact your local wildlife sanctuary or the Inventory Monitoring Project Coordinator to find out how you can help. 

School Education Programs

For educators, plant monitoring can be a great hands-on learning experience. Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Project engages teachers and students in monitoring plant transects in salt marshes that have been invaded by the non native common reed (Phragmites australis).  

Setting up Plant Sampling in Your Community

We would be happy to help you set up vegetation monitoring in your town. Methods (link) provides an overview of protocols and the amount of effort required. For more details, please contact the Inventory Monitoring Project Coordinator or check out Resources.