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Join the Wildlife Volunteer Corps!

Canada Lynx, Biodiversity WA.gov

Join a Wildlife Camera Team to help save lynx, wolverines, North Cascades grizzlies and more!

RSVP now to attend a training, learn more about this volunteer opportunity and join a Wildlife Camera Team!

Volunteer Now

Help spread the word about this volunteer opportunity. Forward this message on to friends in the area who might be interested in joining the Wildlife Volunteer Corps. 

Defenders is teaming up with Conservation Northwest to make our highways safer for wildlife and to document the presence of rare species — like lynx, wolverines and  grizzlies — in the Cascades.  And you can help! 

Get your hands dirty for wildlife: Join our Wildlife Volunteer Corps to be a part of an exciting wildlife monitoring project this spring and summer. 

There are plans on the table to expand I-90 between Hyak and Easton, an area that scientists at the U.S. Forest Service have long recognized as a critical wildlife corridor in the Cascades — making the risk of vehicle-wildlife collisions extremely high. 

Map of I-90 Expansion Area

This volunteer project is part of a larger effort to protect wildlife from becoming road kill, with volunteers helping to track the presence of wildlife near the freeway as well as rare species in the North Cascades by installing remote cameras and monitoring what has been captured on film each month. 

There are two trainings coming up — and if you’re interested in taking part in this project, you must attend one of them to get trained on the equipment and protocols that will be used. *   RSVP to sign up to attend a training.

Camera Training #1 Monday, March 31st, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Conservation Northwest’s Fremont Office
Camera Training #2 Wednesday, April 2nd, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Conservation Northwest’s Bellingham Office

There are two basic levels of involvement in this project to keep in mind as you think about participating:

1. Each Wildlife Camera Team has a Team Leader who will be responsible for the camera, and for making sure members of the team are assigned to each monthly monitoring trip. 

2. Members of the Team should be able to commit to participate in at least two remote camera monitoring visits this spring and summer.  

There will be 4 “I-90 Wildlife Camera Teams”, which will involve short day hikes, and 8 “North Cascades Wildlife Camera Teams”, which will likely start later in the spring after snowmelt and may involve overnight trips and more strenuous off-trail hiking.

Space is limited, so RSVP today to attend a wildlife monitoring training and someone from Conservation Northwest will be in touch with you soon with more details.

Thanks for getting your hands dirty to help save Washington’s amazing wildlife! 

Sincerely,

Trish White, Director of Habitat & Highways Campaign Trish White
Director, Habitat and Highways Campaign
Defenders of Wildlife

* If you can’t make it to either of the trainings, please RSVP anyway and alternate trainings may be scheduled if there is sufficient demand. 

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March 16, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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