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Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Our nonprofit, the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF), is in the process of restoring a decommissioned golf course back to its natural state as a wetland.  By tracking the phenology of plants and animals on the wetland over a span of several years, we hope to collect data that will aid management decisions for the restoration project. For example, knowing when invasive plants disperse seeds can help determine the ideal window for treatments such as mowing, herbicide, and hand removal.

Organization Type: 
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Informing management
Answering science questions
Studying invasive species phenology
Studying migratory animals phenology
Studying pollinator phenology
Studying climate change impacts
Status and trends (or baseline) monitoring
Getting students involved with research
Getting students outside
Engaging the public
Contributing to a national effort
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Under-served how?: 
The neighborhood surrounding our project has three elementary schools, which serve a large percentage of hispanic students
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
March, 2021
Partner Group
Date of last record submission: 
February, 2021