Wildlife Camera Volunteers
Orientation session for new volunteers
Monday May 1, 6:30-8:00pm
Cascadia Wild, 5431 NE 20th Ave
Cascadia Wild has 12 wildlife cameras on the Mt Hood National Forest to survey for rare carnivores (read more about the Wolverine Tracking Project here). Volunteers will be part of a group of 4-5 people that is responsible for a camera for the summer season. The cameras will go up around late May or early June (depending on snow) and will be taken down in October.
Cameras need to be visited every 3 weeks to re-bait them, change out the batteries and memory card, and collect any hair samples. This is usually a full day trip. Before heading out, you will also need to pick up equipment from our office, and return it after your trip. Your group will organize who can go when. Someone will go out with you the first trip to set the camera up and show you what needs to be done.
Some cameras are close to the road, others are up to a 6 mile hike in. You will be assigned into groups based on how far you wish to hike.
--Must be reliable and have time to visit the camera 3-4 times during the season
--Must have transportation to Mt Hood (you will be driving on dirt roads, but high clearance car is not necessary)
--Must be comfortable hiking off-trail
--Must be able to carry up to 15 lbs of camera gear and bait to the survey location
--Must be able to use a GPS to navigate (we can train)
Sound like fun? Send us an email!
Our volunteers are what make us happen – thank you for your support!