Kent VanSooy wrote:
The surprising thing about our relatively young organization is that we already have more opportunities than we can handle - it's been a struggle to keep up with San Dieguito and Fallbrook. What we really need our more members who are willing to put in the time doing the surveys!
I don't even know about Fallbrook. I've been away for too long!
The thing I was thinking about local places is at least informing them of NAFHA and giving them our fliers to distribute. That could be a way to recruit more members, who would then upload more data as well as possibly provide more survey bodies. One trip to an out-of-the-way open space preserve that members don't usually frequent could result in the eventual recruitment of 1-2 new members who might hit that spot ten times a year.
The other thing is that some members may have spots near them that might be easier for them to make it to survey than the surveys that NAFHA has lined up so far. I've hit the San Dimas Canyon Nature Preserve at least half-a-dozen times and got 8 species in the immediate area, but I know there's a lot more. If I worked out something official with them, was able to lay down boards and visit after-hours, I could probably have hit it every-other week and found at least 4-5 more species, even though I didn't make most of the other survey trips last year other than Tejon.