Season 3 - Let's Do This!

Greetings Everyone!

Here we are headed into Season 3 of the WildPaths Project with lots of momentum and interest building in the wildlife connectivity community.

We're excited to announce that our partners in the Northern Green Mountain Linkage, Ruiter Valley Land Trust and Appalachian Corridor, have joined with us in tracking hotspots for wildlife crossings with their project Stop Carcasses! on iNaturalist. We're using the same protocols and will be sharing our results across the linkage. We've submitted an article for the scientific journal Le Naturaliste Canadien which we hope to be published in this summer!

We encourage other towns and organizations in Vermont to use the WildPaths Project page to document roadkill and live crossings in their locale. All the data gathered for the project can be downloaded from the project page at any time for no cost! No sense in recreating the wheel when the work has already been done for you. Our project was based on Maine Audubon's Road Watch Project in order to keep the data consistent across the Northern Forest and New England. We hope you see the value in that as well. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about using WildPaths for your group.

We'll be bringing presenting our work at the Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies on April 16th in Burlington, VT. We'll be part of Symposia #3 on Citizen Science and Implications for Wildlife Management. Details at: https://www.neafwa.org/

We'll be holding a special workshop on Saturday, April 21st from 1-4 pm in Enosburgh, VT on how to use iNaturalist. So if you have friends who aren't hooked yet or feeling a bit wishy-washy on how to use smartphone apps, send them our way! Details at the Cold Hollow to Canada website at www.coldhollowtocanada.org.

Thanks, everyone and we look forward to checking out your observations!

Bridget Butler
CHC Program Director
bridget@coldhollowtocanada.org

Posted by coldhollowtocanada coldhollowtocanada, April 02, 2018 17:16

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