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Old 04-26-2013, 1:05 PM
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Default NRA Needs Help in So Cal

The NRA is asking for 'boots on the ground' type help in the So Cal mountains, if you hike, mountain bike, camp or recreate in any way in the areas mentioned below please contact Paul Payne.

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Originally Posted by H Paul Payne View Post
“Volunteers needed to aid in a scientific study conducted by the NRA. This study will need soil and paint samples from various sources at the top of peaks within the wilderness throughout Southern California (in the Los Padres National Forest of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Ventura counties) and in Central California near Big Sur and Carmel (in Monterey County). Volunteers must be able to partake in a strenuous hike, between 8 and 12 miles round trip with as much elevation gain as 3000’, while carrying a backpack to hold scientific equipment and sample containers (no more than 30-40lbs). These sites may require the use of ATV’s in order to reach them. Volunteers must have meticulous record keeping abilities as well as a familiarity with GPS and camera devices. Detailed sampling protocols, as well as directions and equipment, will be supplied to volunteers after interest in this study is shown. Volunteers will be coordinating closely with scientists from the NRA as they sample and hike to these sites in order to ensure accuracy of sampling, as well as aiding the volunteer with any questions or directions they may need in order to locate the sites and comply with the scientific protocol. Thank you very much for your interest, and aid in helping this important scientific study.”

I have been asked recruit some volunteers for this project. It will not be a sexy/attention-grabbing effort. But the results of your sample gathering tasks will be extremely valuable to the NRA's efforts for a long time to come.

Please consider this request carefully. This is not something that is a good fit for everyone. And if you volunteer to complete this task, we will be counting on you to follow through.

Thank you for your consideration.

Paul

Edit: If you would like to volunteer for this project, please contact me at < nrausmc@earthlink.net >. I am not able to log onto the forums often, so I might not see your response if you post it here.


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