Join a Wildlife Camera Crew and Help Document Rare Carnivores of Mt Hood National Forest! 

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Recruiting Organization: Cascadia Wild

Join a Wildlife Camera Crew and Help Document Rare Carnivores of Mt Hood National Forest!

Training: November 7, 6:30-8:30pm, online

Camera checks: November through April

The wildlife camera survey is part of the Wolverine Tracking Project, a long-term community science project studying rare carnivores and other wildlife 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.

Cameras are maintained entirely by volunteers. Volunteers must commit to the entire season, November through April.

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. ​

Qualifications and Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • 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 and be comfortable snowshoeing both on- and off-trail
  • Able to use a GPS to navigate (we offer optional GPS training)

*Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian

For more information and to register:

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