Offered in partnership with the Lassen Association, the Adopt a Pika program helps scientists track pika populations and impacts, like our changing climate, that may affect them. Your symbolic adoption of an American pika in Lassen Volcanic National Park provides funding for:

  • Field scientists to complete annual surveys and conduct climate change related research

  • Remote camera equipment to provide information about pika behavior and create an annual haypile timelapse

Your $25 donation includes:

  • Personalized adoption certificate

  • American pika fact sheet

  • Life-sized pika stuffed animal

To learn more or Adopt a Pika visit the Lassen Assocation bookstores in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Loomis Museum (summer only), visit, or call (530) 595-4464.

Pikas in Peril

The American pika is considered an indicator species for detecting ecological effects of climate change. Research suggests that pikas are being lost from lower elevations in some areas in response to increased warming. Ongoing monitoring will help to track pika populations and identify factors that may help contribute to their persistence at Lassen Volcanic. Learn more about pika monitoring in the park.