closeup of snow crystals

Stories in the Snow

April 30, 2019 |

Stories in the Snow is a citizen science program led by the Desert Research Institute that involves students and community members in taking pictures of freshly-fallen snow crystals.

snow probe graphic

Snow deeper than your probe?!

April 1, 2019 |

Here’s how you can get around the problem and still submit an accurate snowpack depth measurement!

group ready to measure snow

Western Colorado University and CSO

March 25, 2019 |

On March 2nd and 3rd students at Western Colorado University ventured out into the Gunnison Valley to collect snow depth measurements for CSO. The project brought all ages of students from first years to graduates together to learn about the importance of the snowpack through snowshoeing and hands on measurements.

digging a hole in the snow

Stream Tracker Citizen Science Project

March 14, 2019 |

Stream Tracker, like Community Snow Obs, is a community monitoring network. However, instead of snow depths, project members focus their observations on intermittent streams—streams that do not always have flowing water.

pink snow algae

Living Snow Project

March 6, 2019 |

The Living Snow Project (LSP) is a citizen science program housed at Western Washington University that studies “watermelon snow,” or snow algae.