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Join a Trail Camera Crew and Help Document Wildlife of Mt Hood National Forest! Summer Volunteer Opportunity, June-October 2022

Online Orientation Date:
May 17, 6:30-8:30 PM

Optional Field Training Dates at Alberta Park:
May 22, 1:30-4:00 PM
May 25, 5:30-8:00 PM

Optional Field Training Date at Mount Hood:

June 7, 10:00- 2:00 PM

The wildlife camera survey is part of the Wolverine Tracking Project, a long-erm community science project studying rare carnivores in Mt Hood National Forest.

  • Help search for wolverine and wolves, study the distribution of rare montane red fox, and document other resident carnivores and wildlife.
  • Gain field-based research experience - important for anyone looking to get into wildlife biology, environmental science, or natural resources.
  • Learn about and help protect our native wildlife.
As a volunteer, you will receive:
  • The best wildlife photos each week
  • Discounts on most Cascadia Wild classes
Each volunteer on a camera crew is responsible for checking a camera site 3-4 times a season. A camera check is usually a full-day trip to the forest: picking up and returning equipment, hiking to the site, changing the memory card, replenishing the bait, and collecting any genetic samples. Camera sites vary in distance and difficulty, and volunteers are assigned to a camera crew according to their preferences and abilities. Cascadia Wild provides all necessary equipment.

Qualifications and Volunteer Responsibilities:
  • Reliable and have time to visit the camera 3-4 times during the season
  • Transportation to Mt Hood National Forest
  • Comfortable hiking off-trail
  • Able to carry up to 10 lbs of camera gear and bait to the survey location
  • Able to use a GPS to navigate (we offer GPS training)
  • *Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian
To volunteer, we ask that you first attend an orientation session this May to learn about the Wolverine Tracking Project, the goals of the camera survey, and your expectations as volunteers. Following orientation, we offer training that will cover equipment use and maintenance, trail navigation, and camera site check procedures. We hope to see you on the mountain this summer!

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About CASCADIA WILD

Location:

5431 NE 20TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97211, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Cascadia Wild is to connect people of all ages with the natural world, combining modern ecology with ancient practices of living with the earth. We do this by teaching naturalist skills, creating meaningful interactions with local natural areas, and providing stewardship opportunities for serving the wildlife, forests, and land of the Pacific Northwest.

Description

We believe in balancing scientific study with heartfelt connection, creativity, and holistic awareness, combining the awareness of a native tracker with the knowledge of a modern scientist. Our teaching style uses hands-on experiential learning to engage all the senses. By tapping into a person's own natural curiosity, nature itself becomes the teacher. The goal of this style of learning is to instill a strong connection to the land and a passion for stewardship.

Through our community science Wolverine Tracking Project, our goals are not only to inform research and management but to also offer an opportunity for stewardship. By providing a space where people can learn about and help protect the abundant life with whom we share the forest, we seek to instill a sense of belonging to a place and a recognition of the responsibility that comes with that, to inspire stewardship in the actions of everyday life.

We hope to foster a community of trackers, foragers, naturalists, community scientists, stewards, and people more deeply connected with the natural world - a community that is also a part of the wild life and wild places of Cascadia, our home.

It is our vision that people and communities everywhere will act with care and respect for the natural world, motivated by their understanding of their place in our interconnected ecosystems and their perception of their role in the cycle of life.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portland, OR 97211

(45.57674,-122.63867)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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