It’s Wolverine Wednesday!

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Hello Wolverine Volunteers!

Volunteers make a stream crossing while visiting their station.

Volunteers make a stream crossing while visiting their station.

It’s Wolverine Wednesday yet again, and oh what a week it has been!  The beavers have arrived, new snow has fallen, and our first photos of critters have come back from the field.

This upcoming week is going to be a big one for the Wolverine Project.  Please read through the updates that follow, and email me at mustelids@scotchmanpeaks.org if you have any questions or concerns.

What we’ve done so far:

Everyone should be thrilled with the success of your efforts thus far.  There are currently 17 camera stations deployed throughout the Selkirks and the West Cabinets.  Two of these stations were our early “guinea pig” sites, and the first round of digital photos were collected from their cameras this week.  The photos confirm that the stations were visited by several Pine martens and Fisher, who did their best to rid the sites of bait.  We’ll have shots of these critters up on the website in the next few days.

Wolverine tab on the FSPW website:

If you have not visited the new Wolverine tab on the FSPW website, please do.  Under this tab you will find a Volunteer Resources page where all volunteer information is stored for your convenience and is available for download.  Every form that comes in your packet, as well as the project description, IDFG reports, wildlife tracking resources, and links to important websites can be found on this page.

The wolverine tab also includes a page for your stories, so if you have a short anecdote of your experience setting up your station, send it my way and I will post it to our Stories from the Field collection.  Pictures of your station adventures can also be emailed to me for our Wolverine album on the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Facebook page.

Upcoming Events:

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events, as well as additional wildlife tracking and ecology courses from Field Ecologist and wildlife tracker Brian Baxter.  We hope to schedule another fun meet-and-greet event for the first week of February so you have the opportunity to share stories with your fellow wolverine volunteers.

Thanks again to all of you for your hard work on this project.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at mustelids@scotchmanpeak.org.

Cheers,

Kelsey

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