MeadoWatch Volunteer Resources
You will receive all the materials that you will need to successfully collect data on your hike at orientations in the spring / early summer. However, if you would like extra copies or additional information, we have linked our volunteer resources below. Please feel free to use them and email us with any other questions.
Our Hikes and Collecting Data
See the MeadoWatch Hike Info page for information about our hikes. We anticipate scheduling our orientations soon, but are awaiting the results of our crowdfunding campaign to keep MeadoWatch going in 2018.
Reflection Lakes Hike Materials
Reflection Lakes Data Sheet
Reflection Lakes Species Identification and Plot Location Pamphlet
Glacier Basin Hike Materials
Glacier Basin Data Sheet
Glacier Basin Species Identification and Plot Location Pamphlet
For information about where to camp and how to send a request please visit our Camping Info page
Your safety is our first priority, please read the following safety guidelines (update annually) before each hiking season.
MeadoWatch Wildflower Focal Species
Check our our Wildflower Photos page here for shots of all the focal species at all phenophases!
Ian Breckheimer, graduate student in the HilleRisLambers lab, has developed a Mt. Rainier specific snow melt forecast map (i.e. estimates of the date that snow disappears across the park)! Check it out here.
Training Video 2017 at the UW Burke Museum
Both Glacier Basin and Reflection Lakes Training (slides)
Additional Wildflower Resources
Apps for your smartphone and tablet
Washington Wildflower App
Audubon Wildflowers App
Books & Pamphlets
*NEW* National Phenology Network's Botany Primer
Alpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier - Burke Museum
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast - Pojar and MacKinnon
Flora of Mount Rainier National Park - David Biek
Subalpine Wildflowers of Rainier
Supalpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier - NPS
Mt. Rainier Wildflower Guide
The Burke Herbarium WTU Image Collection
University of Alaska Fairbanks Botany Basics
Sunflower Foundation Native Plant ID
USDA Plants Common Terms