WILDLIFE WATCHING -- If you're game for an Olympic National Park hike of five to 20 miles and eager to go count housecat-sized rodents, park officials may want you for its "citizen science" marmot monitoring program.
Last year, more than 80 volunteers participated, coming from as far away as Los Angeles.
Park spokesman Dave Reynolds says applicants must be capable of hiking and camping in remote areas, navigating off-trail and working on steep slopes. Volunteers will get one day of training.
The application deadline is May 1 but applications may close earlier if the park gets enough eligible volunteers.