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Volunteers resources page

Resources for volunteer monitors and citizen scientists working with the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project

Black bear CWMP 2012
Black bear CWMP 2012

Our volunteers are outside year-round monitoring wildlife movements and presence in Washington's Olympic and Cascade mountains and cross the border into British Columbia. Here you'll find information about projects underway, volunteer resources for the field including training documents, and contact information for project staff.

For project questions, contact coordinator Alison Huyett (alison (a) conservationnw.org). For snow tracking, contact David Moskowitz at davem (a) wildernessawareness.org.
See the VIDEO and latest monitoring photos!
Thanks for all your work in the field and in the office! Visit our Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring page to stay tuned to work in the Cascades and our statewide wildlife monitoring page to see what we are up to statewide and in British Columbia.

Spring-Fall

Remote cameras - Report from the 2013 Spring-Fall field season is complete. See the video! Fill out the application below and we'll enter you into our volunteer pool for opportunities for next season. Once you have a team and are ready to enter the field, complete our volunteer liability agreement. It is important to sign and send these in before heading out to the field!

  •  Program application: Word doc (so that you can fill it out online) and PDF file.
  •  Volunteer liability agreement: Word doc (so that you can fill it out online) and PDF file.   

Field volunteer protocols:

Volunteer travel reimbursements:

  • Fill out and sign the ALEA travel voucher once per quarter.
  • Fill out the mileage reimbursement form each time you travel.
  • To gain reimbursement, you *must* submit volunteer travel forms during the month you traveled, and original copies must be mailed to our office.
  • Email completed forms to Alison (a) conservationnw.org, or mail them to Alison Huyett, Conservation NW, 1829 10th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119.
american-marten-from-CWMP-2013-spring-fall-report.jpg
american-marten-from-CWMP-2013-spring-fall-report.jpg

Winter

Remote camera volunteers: The information above for our remote camera season still applies in winter with additional considerations for weather.

Wolverine snow trackers: As the snow falls each year, we hope to tap into the help of winter backcountry enthusiasts to record wolverine tracks in snow.

Recorded tracks and signs of wolverine are analyzed by qualified personnel to guide decisions about future efforts to document wolverines in the region through remote cameras, DNA sample collection, and further wolverine tracking efforts.

To complement in-person volunteer tracking trainings provided each winter by Dave Moskowitz of the Wilderness Awareness School, here's a document with the tools needed for novices to recognize and collect potential wolverine tracks while pursuing winter outdoor activities in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

For questions, or to submit signed, completed field documents: please contact us at alison (a) conservationnw.org 

I-90 Snoqualmie Pass snow trackers: Training and leadership is provided annually by the Wilderness Awareness School, and each fall we begin recruiting for the next season.

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