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Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM

Main Project Information
Goal Document presence and movement of large mammals.
Task Wildlife track and sign monitoring in established transects.
Where 87043 New Mexico 87043 USA

Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM runs a wildlife track and sign monitoring program, documenting "common" species before they become "uncommon". 6 Focal Species include, Black Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Bobcat, Pronghorn, and Mountain Lion. We monitor transects between the mountain ranges of New Mexico, documenting the movements of these large mammals between the mountains and the river valleys.

How to Join

Contact Peter Callen, project coordinator, at: Potential volunteers are welcome to contact Peter for times and locations of our next monitoring session, where they are welcome to come out and observe how we gather this data. Volunteer trainings are given in the spring and fall, and trained volunteers are always accompanied by a team leader in the field.

Project Timing We monitor at least one transect per month, sometimes more than one/month.
Required Gear

Personal vehicle to drive to designated meeting spots, then carpool from there to transects.
Sturdy shoes, sun protection, and drinking water.
Camera not required, but encouraged.

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In snow or rain, On a walk, run, On a hike
Tags citizen science, inaturalist, nature, photography, wildlife, wildlife corridors
Project Updated 05/23/2018