|This page is meant to be a repository of the forms, documents, and other resources that the Land Trust's volunteer lead stewards can use in their property monitoring visits. If you would like to learn more about our lead steward program, please visit our Stewardship page.
Property specific records and information are stored on file at the land trust. Please contact the Stewardship Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the office (206-842-1216) if you need more information or access to a specific document related to the easement you steward.
2017 Stewardship Monitoring Documents:
Lead Steward Training Resources:
Citizen Science Resources:
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology "All About Birds": Comprehensive introduction to bird identification skills.
- E-Bird Online: Submit your bird observations to an online database and view reports compiled from the observations of other birders. This is a great resource for getting a sense of what to expect when visiting a new area to observe birds, and a great way to keep track of what you have personally observed.
- WA Department of Fish and Wildlife: "Living with Wildlife" species fact sheets for a variety of mammals, birds, frogs, and snakes commonly found in the state.
- Frog Watch USA: Submit your frog and amphibian observations to an online database and view reports compiled from other local observers. Includes resources for identification.
Weeds & Plant Identification:
- Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program: Responsible for identifying, controlling, and educating the public about weed species designated for control by the WA State Noxious Weed Control Board under the state noxious weed law (RCW Chapter 17.10).
- King County Noxious Weed Control Program: King County's program has more detailed information about identifying and controlling a variety of noxious weeds, but their programs do not apply and their weed classifications do not always match Kitsap County's. This can be an excellent resource to pursue further information about a specific weed, or to help identify an unknown weed.
- University of Washington Herbarium: Extensive online photo collection that includes botanical descriptions, distribution information, habitat types, and species origin information. They also maintain an impressive physical collection of pressed plant specimens that is available for public viewing at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the UW-Seattle campus.
- Washington Native Plant Society: A resource for learning more about plants native to the Pacific Northwest.