13 people are interested
Maintain a Wildlife Camera and Help Document Rare Carnivores of Mt Hood National Forest!
ORGANIZATION: CASCADIA WILD
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13 people are interested
Join a Wildlife Camera Crew and Help Document Wildlife of Mt Hood National Forest!
Training: Nov 7, 6:30-8:30pm, online
Camera checks occur November 2023 to April 2024
The wildlife camera survey is part of the Wolverine Tracking Project, a long-term 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.
- Learn about and help protect our native wildlife.
Each volunteer will be assigned to group that is responsible for a specific camera site. Your group assignment will be based on your snowshoeing preferences (some cameras are close to a road, others are a substantial hike in) and other location preferences you have. Groups are typically 5-8 people in size. The camera needs to be checked once a month, but not every crew member has to go out every time; it is up to the members of the group to communicate with each other to organize who goes out on which camera visits. There are usually 4-6 trips during the season, depending on snow conditions and other factors that affect accessing a site, and we ask each person to commit to checking the site at least 2-3 times in the season.
Checking a camera is usually a full-day trip. Equipment is picked up from the Cascadia Wild office in NE Portland and returned after your trip. During your camera check, you will change out the batteries and memory card, refresh the bait, and collect any hair or scat samples. Afterward, you will submit the photos, data sheets, and return any equipment that was checked out for the day.
*Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian
For more information and to register: www.cascadiawild.org/wildlife-camera-surveys.html
About CASCADIA WILD
5431 NE 20TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97211, US
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.
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.
Multiple locations Portland, OR 97211
September 18, 2023
- People 55+
- Orientation or Training
- Training: November 7, 6:30-8:30pm, online Camera checks occur November to April, and you will need to check the site at least 2-3 times in the season.
- Reliable and have time to visit the camera 2-3 times during the season Transportation to Mt Hood National Forest Comfortable working outdoors in winter Able to snowshoe up to 1 mile Able to use a GPS to navigate (we offer optional GPS training)