One of the main goals of the SRA is to bring the bigfoot community together to promote open and honest data sharing and critique of the evidence gathered by researchers around the world. We realize that there is a vast and mostly untapped pool of interested people around the globe who share our passion for this undertaking. Without your help, the SRA will never amount to anything, but if you join us, we can grow, learn, share, and explore new ideas and avenues of research not possible by ourselves. We all have talents and gifts that we can share to make the SRA prosper and help us in our mission to uncover the mysteries surrounding sasquatches. Please consider sharing yours with us by becoming an SRA member.
Free Basic Website Registration
In order to use some of the website features, such as basic forum use, you need to register with us so we know who you are. We do not charge for this access as we want all people to be able to join in the conversation.
This is for those who wish to participate more fully in the SRA and support its activities. Members will be able to help in the initial review and vetting of evidence, monitor the forums, and have access to a members only section of the forums where techniques and other SRA internal business is discussed. Members will also be able to vote on some of the policies and direction of the SRA to give guidance to the SRA leadership. Members will also have access to members only expeditions.
- Access level—Basic website registration services plus a members’ only forum, the evidence preview topic, members only expeditions, and a voice in some SRA activities.
- Requirements—Username (displayed publicly), real name, e-mail address, full address, phone number.
- Dues—$40 a year
The backbone of the organization, Researchers are the members who are actively involved in the research and data collection activities of the organization. All researchers will have one or more roles/duties in the organization based on their abilities and experience, such as: report investigation/vetting, website maintenance/moderation, field research/evidence collection, scouting, expedition preparations, audio/video/photography analysis and editing, etc… Researchers may also attend any SRA expeditions at no cost. Researchers are expected to actively support the SRA in a meaningful way.
If you have skills that you feel would help us and would like to be considered to be an SRA Researcher, let us know.
- Access level—as Member plus will have access to website areas and data as required to fulfill their function. Will also have access to a special Researcher only section of the forums where they can discuss SRA business with fellow researchers.
- Requirements—as Member, plus candidates must be nominated by other Researchers and voted into Researcher status by the executive committee.
- Dues—as Member, but negotiable depending the services rendered
Patrons are those people who bring something special to the SRA without wanting the work of being a researcher. Patrons may be those who support the SRA with large financial or equipment contributions, they may be scientists willing to devote their expertise to the cause, landowners who give us access to hot spots, or other special people whose support and contributions are deemed by the Executive committee to be worthy of Patron level membership. Patrons are welcome to join the SRA on any expedition free of charge.
- Access level—same as Member unless a higher level access is warranted based on the Patron’s involvement. Free access to all SRA sponsored expeditions.
- Requirements—see description
SRA Member Organization
If you operate an organization who’s goals align with the SRA’s and would like to partner with us, please contact us and lets discuss how our organizations can work together.
After reading this page, you may wonder, “Why are they asking for membership dues?” This is something that we discussed at great length when forming the SRA. The fact is, we need a source of income to create the website, host the servers and data base, and pay the people who create and maintain these systems. On top of that, we won’t get very far if we never go out into the field and do the research needed to document and find squatches. That research requires expensive equipment to do it effectively.
No other squatch group that we know of has a dues structure like we are trying. They either make their money from very expensive expeditions and other donors or are small groups that pool what money and resources they have, but never really grow beyond their local influence. We want to be something more. We want to do for squatches what the Audubon Society did for birds or what Ducks Unlimited did for waterfowl. These groups are very successful because they have a very passionate membership base that contributes to the cause BECAUSE they are passionate about the cause.
When setting up the model for the SRA we looked at how these organizations came about and what they do. We firmly believe that the bigfoot community is far more passionate and driven than either the birding or hunting communities, even if we are smaller in number. We fervently believe that if we join together we can show the world that we’re not crazy, get to the bottom of the sasquatch mysteries, and put sasquatches firmly in the “known” category. Then when we’ve done that, there will be much, much more to learn and do with and for these creatures.
The other thing about joining a group with a modest dues is that everyone in the SRA will have some skin in the game, something invested. We can all join and say, “We did that. We were there. We helped.” Please consider joining us.