Geocachers Guard Nature as Citizen Scientists – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found Video

Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species.  Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org.  They’re calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It’s a global project, that begins just outside your front door.

You can find more information on Citizen Science by clicking the image below.


There are many more geocaching adventures. Take a look at all the Lost & Found videos here.

  • Steph

    This site has a lot of potential, I'd like to learn how to create projects and increase publicity/visibility of this tool to help with invasive species control in Massachusetts. If there is anyone from Mass who is actively using this site, please let me know.

  • Refuge Ranger

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge enlisted Geocachers to become part of the Invasive Plant Posse. They held a geocaching event and taught the geocachers how to identify invasive plants. This way the geocachers will help the biologist stop the spread of invasives throughout the refuge. Another Invasive Plant Posse geocaching event is planned for 2011.