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Adopt a monitoring team

Love seeing photos of Washington’s wildlife? Did you know 60 field volunteers head into the wilds to capture these photos, helping protect animals such as grizzly bears, wolves, fisher, lynx, and wolverine? You can support their vital efforts today.

Fore more than a decade, Conservation Northwest's remote cameras have been recording the captivating wildlife of our region. These photos not only record rare wildlife like Washington's returning wolves, but also document connectivity for all wildlife in key habitats like across I-90 in the Cascades and the Columbia Highlands. More on the project, below, or visit the project page.

You can keep this important work going by sponsoring a Citizen Monitoring Team today.

Please note 'Citizen Wildlife Monitoring' in the comments.
Or call Julia at 800.878.9950 x 110 to make a gift by phone.

Sponsorship levels

Volunteers donate extensive time and personal backcountry gear. Your donation helps cover field mileage and fund motion triggered remote cameras and specialized supplies.

$150. Sponsor one volunteer team member (mileage for 1-2 trips and supplies)

We'll let you know who you are sponsoring and where their cameras are placed. You'll receive end of season photos and a final report that shows how your sponsorship helped.  Plus, enjoy Conservation Northwest wolf and grizzly bear stickers and our special coffee mug featuring a fun remote camera image.

$275. Sponsor a new monitoring camera for one of our teams to use
Get the scoop sooner with a special summer update with wildlife photos and information on the progress of the season and all of the above benefits.

$500. Sponsor one monitoring team (mileage for 3 trips, supplies, incl. memory cards)
Proudly display a framed remote camera photo from this season and all of the above benefits.

I sponsored a team because I can no longer get out in the backcountry, so I gave myself a birthday gift that I really valued. My daughter loved the outdoors, and I chose to sponsor a second team as a living memorial of her life, which was tragically cut short at the age of 22. She would have appreciated this program as much as I do. - Barbara Hawkins

More on the project

Since 2001, Conservation Northwest has monitored wild areas in Washington for the presence of rarely-seen animals of the Northwest, including lynx, wolverine, and wolves. Our Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Program gets people out into the field to help us better understand wildlife movement and animal presence in the Washington Cascades. Spring through fall, we place motion-triggered remote cameras in wild locations to capture photos and document wildlife presence. In winter, we find and follow animal tracks to document travel patterns.

We’ve documented rare carnivores in the roadless forests of the North Cascades, Kettle River Range, and Selkirk Mountains, all the while coordinating with state and federal agency biologists. In 2008, our volunteer-operated cameras documented the first wild wolf pups born in Washington, bringing to light the natural return of wolves to Washington for the first time in over 70 years.

See some of our best remote camera captures on flickr.

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