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I-90 Wildlife Watch

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Where I-90 Wildlife Watch

I-90 Wildlife Watch is a citizen-based wildlife monitoring project that invites motorists to report wildlife sightings along Interstate 90 (I-90) in the Snoqualmie Pass region of Washington. Report wildlife that you see while driving on Interstate 90 from North Bend to Easton in Washington State's Cascade mountains.

I-90 intersects the rugged Cascade Mountains in Washington's Snoqualmie Pass region, which has been identified as a critical link in the north-south movement of wildlife. This area is also the focus of an extensive effort by the Washington State Department of Transportation to improve highway efficiency and make I-90 safer for people and wildlife. The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, the Western Transportation Institute, and other I-90 Wildlife Watch partner organizations are currently gathering information about wildlife between North Bend and Easton to help inform highway planning at Snoqualmie Pass. With your valuable assistance, we hope to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and enhance the safe passage of wildlife in the future.

How to Join

If you're at least 18 years old and you observed (living or dead) wild animals while you were recently traveling I-90 through Snoqualmie Pass, we need your help! As you see that species make a mental note or ask someone else in the car to make write down what animal you saw, where you saw it, and any other details of interest. Then, when you get to a computer visit the website and click on the "Report a Wildlife Sighting" button below to answer a few brief questions about your sighting.

Your participation is voluntary, and you're welcome to remain anonymous. It's that simple.

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Required Gear

Eyes to make the observation, and an internet connection to report it.

Additional helpful equipment to keep in your car would be a voice recorder and notepad to record details of your siting when you are no longer driving.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Adults, Families
Project Updated 01/30/2018