The Eagle Mountain Nature and Wildlife Alliance is teaming up with the Natural History Museum of Utah, Eagle Mountain City, and several other organizations across the Wasatch to participate in The City Nature Challenge.
Any observation made using iNaturalist in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Wasatch, or Weber Counties will count towards the total in Utah’s Wasatch portion of the collaborative competition, but we really want you to help us showcase the diversity and quantity of wild organisms living in our great city!
The Alliance is also hosting a bioblitz Saturday, April 29 beginning near the Eagle Mountain Public Works building. The city’s Wildlife Biologist, Todd Black will lead the blitz from 7:30-9:30 that morning to help document the biodiversity throughout the city. Even if you can’t join us Saturday for the bioblitz, the challenge will be open for all submissions April 28-May 1. Any observations made during that timeframe will automatically become part of the City Nature Challenge.
Sponsors and Prizes
In addition to the contribution you will make to science, these local businesses have donated prizes for the “best of” submissions. “Best of” awards will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Eagle Mountain Nature and Wildlife Alliance. (The board and their immediate family members are ineligible for winning any of the prizes.)
An assortment of soaps
$5 gift certificate
20% off any 3D image and statue
Free 50-minute Float
- iNaturalist.org. Sign up for an account and then check out the great Help section for more information on how to use the app or website.
- Utah’s Wasatch. The portion of the City Nature Challenge that we are part of.
- Eagle Mountain bioblitz. Hosted by the Alliance and led by Wildlife Biologist, Todd Black.
- Natural History Museum of Utah. See what other events are happening as part of Utah’s Wasatch project. The Museum is also offering prizes in addition to the ones specific to Eagle Mountain.
- City Nature Challenge. The official website, see stats for the current and past years and learn the history of this world-wide community event. They also have great resources for learning how to capture scientifically useful observations.