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4 CAST Project

The 4 CAST Project (Coastal Climate Change + Community Arts, Science & Tradition) is made up of a dynamic collaboration of state and federal agencies, institutions of higher learning, and NGO’s serving the environment & education. Working in the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Region on the Oregon Coast, we are surveying 4 different habitats from forested uplands to the ocean's subtidal zone. Our Pheno-Cam project incorporates the use of 40 time-lapsed cameras across 10 zones of our sentinel research site as we search for signals of thermal climate impacts. Staff and Volunteers monitor the cameras and interpret the data for daily entries into Nature's Notebook of 4 plant species.

Lincoln City and Otis
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Answering science questions
Studying pollinator phenology
Studying climate change impacts
Status and trends (or baseline) monitoring
Getting students involved with research
Engaging the public
Contributing to a national effort
Entrypoint for citizen science
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Under-served how?: 
As we expand our efforts we will be enlisting our local school district as partners who serve under-represented communities.
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
August, 2021
Partner Group
Date of last record submission: 
August, 2021