Goat Peak above Mazama had Ptarmigan in the 1980s when I used to lead cross-country helicopter assisted ski tours. The single nature article in the winter issue of the Mountaineer Magazine, which I get online so it's hard to read, requested this feedback. As a retired national park ranger-naturalist and heli-ski guide, of course I appreciate almost any nature content, and encourage more.1 vote
Thank you for your support of the ptarmigan and citizen science efforts. While directly working with scientists is outside of the scope of our mission, we are happy to promote these efforts when possible. For that reason we published the ptarmigan citizen science article in our Winter 2020 issue of Mountaineer. That article was also turned into a blog which now lives on our website: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/citizen-science-white-tailed-ptarmigan-ghost-birds-of-the-winter-cascades. A link to the blog is cross posted in our Virtual Education Center as well to continue to encourage people to engage: https://www.mountaineers.org/courses/virtual-education-center#conservation-advocacy.
Wildlife photography especially is effective at stretching newcomers to the outdoors beyond climbing and running.2 votes
Thanks for the suggestion. As a nonprofit and volunteer-led organization, all content is contributed on a volunteer basis and is a reflection of the interests and expertise of our membership. We do not currently have a wildlife specific photography group, however we do have an active photography committee which shares regular blogs about their trips. We also feature wildlife photography in a number of the books published by Mountaineers Books. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact the photography committee (https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-photography-committee) or you can volunteer to contribute your own wildlife photography content here: https://www.mountaineers.org/mountaineer-magazine/contribute).
All of our courses, events and activities have feedback forms but if you have a specific form you'd like to send to your participants we can make a change on the backend in salesforce. Unfortunately when we do this the field shows up differently on Events, Activities and Courses. We'd like it to be the same and clarify whether no feedback is collected or whether its being collected via salesforce/other (usually a link to survey gizmo).2 votes
Completed Nov 2020.
We added a “Skip sending feedback requests?” to Activities, Courses, Events, and Lodge Stays in Salesforce, the platform used to send these requests, so that staff may suppress sending the email request for feedback. Participants may still complete the feedback survey associate with the activity, course, event, or lodge stay if desired. A request for a survey from another platform like Alchemer (formerly SurveyGizmo) may be sent to participants.
We also added an “Is this a meeting?” checkbox to the event edit form on the website. Anyone you may add or edit an event can check this box. If this box is checked, the email request for feedback will not be sent, but participant may leave feedback from the event page or their My Activities page.
When an activity is pushed to a future date make sure feedback emails also update to the future date GH2281
Right now if a climb is scheduled for May 1 and you have to move it to May 8 because of weather the feedback email is still sent out on May 2, the day after the original start date.6 votes
Completed Aug 2020.
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