To participate you must attend two training weekends organized by ASC. The trainings will be held on January 18-19, 2014and Feb. 1-2, 2014 (the trainings begin at 8am Saturday and end at 5pm Sunday). Indoor accommodation is available Friday and Saturday nights. During February and March you will check the cameras once every two to three weeks (three times after the training sessions).
You do not need any tracking experience to sign up, but applicants should have basic winter camping skills and the ability/desire to walk, ski or snowshoe long distances over rugged terrain in the snow. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a meaningful wildlife conservation project, learn winter wildlife tracking techniques and spend time in the mountains with other outdoor enthusiasts.
Why we need your help:
– Betsy Howell, U.S. Forest Service Biologist
The data collected by this project will be used by ONF biologists to better understand marten activity in the forest and to develop management policy. By joining this study you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to conservation as you hike, ski or snowshoe in the Olympics this winter.
Please Contact ASC with questions about the project or its volunteer responsibilities.