Share Your Observations!
Step 1: Download the iNaturalist Smart Phone Application.
How to Use iNaturalist
- Download the application
- Create an account
- Join the Western Redcedar Dieback Map project
- Add an observation that includes a photo of a western redcedar tree
- Indicate that you want to add the observation to Western Redcedar Dieback Map
- Answer the extra required questions about the observation.
- Save the observation!
Step 2: Answer Project Questions
Step 3: Note if 'Other Factors' could be Involved
Below are some other possible factors involved in redcedar dieback. Note that the bark was peeled off to reveal these factors.
Have access to more advanced forestry equipment?
Our partners in federal and state agencies have developed a more robust tool to measure stands of western redcedar and collect samples. Completing their protocol requires access to a prism and increment borer. Please contact Christine Buhl for more information.
Help science go faster! All observation data collected in the iNaturalist project is open and available to anyone.
Observation data will be used to identify patterns in the distribution of the western redcedar decline.
Common Site Characteristics
Relationship with Climate
Overlay analysis will be completed to evaluate the relationship between historical climate data and patterns of decline.