In the Bay Area, development, growth, and the introduction of non-native species have resulted in the loss of bio-diversity, habitat, and recreational opportunities. CHR pairs field researchers with students and volunteers to study and document these impacts.
Students working with CHR benefit from the expertise of CCSF teaching staff and the professional experience of the sponsoring agency. CHR links participating agencies with the extra hands and minds that field research requires. CHR can also loan equipment and supplies to students to complete research projects. Additionally, some organizations may offer scholarships or stipends to interns.