Join the Wildlife Camera Crew this Summer!
Maintain a trail camera in Mt. Hood National Forest, and get to know the different visitors throughout the season - animals like Sierra Nevada red fox, gray wolf, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, deer, elk, squirrels - and more!
- Support long term research
- Gain valuable field work experience
- Learn about and help protect our native wildlife
- Receive discounts on Cascadia Wild classes
*Apply by May 10*
The Wildlife Camera Survey collects data about which animals are using a certain area of the forest. Over time, the data tell us about changes in habitat use and paint a larger picture of life in the forest.
Camera crews maintain about 20 wildlife trail cameras throughout Mt Hood National Forest in both summer and winter seasons (May-October and November-April). One camera crew is responsible for checking a trail camera site every 3-5 weeks to apply fresh bait, swap the camera's memory card and batteries, look for genetic samples, and then upload the photos.
This season, we have an application process to keep group sizes small and reduce risk during the pandemic. You may apply with friends or on your own and we'll pair you with another volunteer or group.
We hope to see you!
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