New App Turns Colorado Park Visitors into Amateur Naturalists


By Mateja Lane

Wildlife officials in Colorado are asking park visitors to document their observations on the trail using the new app, iNaturalist.

iNaturalist is a crowdsourcing app where users upload their observations on the trail and, in turn, help wildlife officials and scientists track certain species’ movements. Colorado wildlife officials are starting to request the use of this new app in order to help scientists track climate change in the state.

Officials have begun putting up notices at campsites and on trails asking that visitors upload certain new species of insects, plants, or animals they find on their outing.

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Source:: Wide Open Spaces