The latest on the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project
Conservation Northwest / Jan 21, 2015 / Wildlife Monitoring
By Alison Huyett, Conservation Associate
Our spring-fall 2014 wildlife monitoring season has come to a close, and our 2015 winter tracking and remote camera season has kicked off in the New Year!
Check out our new video about the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project!
With major effort from our stellar volunteers and a little help from some AMAZING Washington wildlife, we had 22 teams of citizen-scientists out and about in the Cascades, Northeast Washington, and British Columbia monitoring for rare and recovering wildlife this past spring-fall season.
Want to see more animal photos from the spring-fall 2014 monitoring season? We’ve put all our favorites into a new video slideshow!
Confirming the presence of rare and recovering wildlife species informs land management decisions upon which our wildlife depend. It also helps guide our conservation programs and priorities, and those of state and federal agencies.
Click here to view our latest Monitoring Report from the spring-fall 2014 season.
In addition to remote camera monitoring, this winter we also have 50+ volunteers out around Snoqualmie Pass tracking wildlife moving along the highway in the area of the new I-90 Wildlife Crossings. Stay tuned for more updates as our winter season progresses!
2014 spring-fall monitoring report
This report summarizes data collected by remote camera over the 2014 spring-fall wildlife monitoring season. This report, as well as all previous field season reports since 2006, can be found on our website here.
- 2014 spring-fall wildlife monitoring report without appendices (remote cameras)
- 2014 spring-fall wildlife monitoring report with appendices (remote cameras)
Some our highlights this season were:
- Wolverines at our Chiwaukum and Ice Lakes sites
- A Canada lynx at our Kettle River Range site in southern British Columbia
- Three cougars at a site in the south Cascades
- A moose at our Washington Kettle River Range site
In other CWMP news
We are excited to introduce folks to our new Monitoring Intern, Tess Rooney! She is the most recent addition to our team and will be with us through June. Tess recently graduated from the University of Vermont and has a background in wildlife monitoring and veterinary sciences.
We are excited to have her on board! Send Tess a warm welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weren’t able to get out in the field with us this year? Join the program as a team sponsor!
Every year we stock our 100+ volunteers with all the equipment and materials they need to manage their sites, and we need YOUR help to get them ready to head out in the field. This equipment ranges from bungee cords used to hold remote cameras in place to the remote cameras themselves.
If you are interested in sponsoring a camera site and team, learn more on our webpage or contact Alison Huyett at 206 675 9747 x 201.