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Training: BBS Methodology - The BBS Route [page 25/34]
Scouting the Route
  • watch for road closingsThe importance of familiarization with the 50 stops and the proper turns before the day of the run cannot be overstressed since much time can be lost due to closed roads, washed out bridges, and wrong turns. Thus a scouting trip prior to the survey day can save much time and frustration, especially for first-time observers or when sampling new routes. If a route problem exists (e.g. road is closed, bridge washed out, road flooded, etc.), contact the local or national BBS coordinator.
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