In the Tracks of Washington Wolves
The recent discovery of previously undocumented wolf presence near Spokane, Washington, in Mount Spokane State Park by WWO citizen scientist and wolf-tracker Hank Seipp (see the video) and later confirmed by WWO biologists using the photos, tracks and scat found at the site , highlighted the need to create an area-wide cadre of citizen scientists to help us observe these animals, record wolf presence and actions and keep an eye out for illegal activities, including poaching. Poaching of wildlife hurts us all.
Our staff are all certified "Eyes in the Woods" practioners. "Eyes in the Woods" training provides techniques to monitor for misuse of public lands and wildlife. We provide training to our volunteers in these techniques as well as how to use remote cameras, identify tracks and record data to add to the scientific knowledge base of Washington's endangered wolves.
Better knowledge of wolf presence and activity will benefit those raising domestic animals, recreationalists, wildlife and landscape managers
Western Wildlife Outreach and our citizen scientists have a pressing need to purchase and deploy additional remote cameras capable of taking videos and sending the information back to computers being monitored by WWO. We need funds to reimburse for travel and vehicle wear and tear as well as helping to fund a part-time project coordinator to oversee our team of dedicated citizen scientists. We need funds to put on training workshops for our volunteers.
You can be part of the ongoing story of Washington's gray wolf recovery. Your donation of $250.00 will help purchase and deploy one new wolf-monitoring camera. $500.00 will fund an "Eyes in the Woods" training session for interested citizen scientists. Every donation no matter the amount, is important. Give what you can today. Every dollar you give goes to the project, not to overhead! The team at Western Wildlife Outreach thanks you in advance for your support. We can do this together!
Washington's Wolf Advisory Group. Outreach, Education and involved citizen scientists can help find better solutions. Will you donate today to help?