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Cascades wildlife monitoring

A volunteer-driven project to document wildlife, including wolves and wolverines, in the I-90 corridor and core habitats of the North Cascades. Join us - or sponsor a field team!

Got wildlife? Got citizen volunteers!

Working two by two in the Cascades, wildlife monitors working with the Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project document the presence and movement of wildlife, from wolverines to wolves to elk. The job combines wintertime snow tracking with year-long remote camera work.

Volunteers are trained and mentored by a partnership of Conservation Northwest, Wilderness Awareness School, and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition.

Enjoy more on Flickr and YouTube

Conservation Northwest focuses on documenting priority wildlife (wolves, grizzly bears, and wolverines) in areas outside of the I-90 corridor. I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition leads on remote cameras along the interstate near key connectivity areas and proposed wildlife-crossing structures identified in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project. The Wilderness Awareness School heads up the wintertime tracking of priority wildlife, from bears to wolverines.

A recent American marten in the Cascades
A recent American marten in the Cascades

A broader, statewide program involves monitoring wildlife in Washington beyond the Cascades - in the Columbia Highlands and other areas around the state.

Interested in volunteering?

Some teams still need help. Contact Alison Huyett to find out more and to get on our volunteer email list so that you can be the first to learn of our next field opportunity.

Current season volunteers resource page!

Sponsor a monitoring team

Your gift purchases cameras and other equipment, helps volunteers get cameras placed, and makes sure rare wildlife are documented. Want to help keep this vital program going? Become a team sponsor today, and join in this important work.

Bobcat on camera, 2011
Bobcat on camera, 2011

Results from the field: photos, videos, and reports

  • Recent wildlife images at Conservation Northwest's Flickr site
  • Watch video of 2011 summer-fall season highlights.
  • See all season reports since 2006 on our statewide citizen monitoring page.

Thank you, volunteers, advisory experts, and donors

This project happens only through the efforts of our excellent volunteers as well as our expert Advisory Council members. We thank them all for their ongoing contributions to the project.

Many thanks also to the ALEA program of WDFW, The Mountaineers Foundation, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Snoqualmie Tribes, Sustainable Northwest, Puget Sound Energy Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation, and individual donors that have sponsored a field team.  Your support keeps our volunteers supported and our equipment up to date.

For further information, please contact Alison Huyett.
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