North America

Museums Connect United States

Middle school classrooms in the United States are collecting data on local mammal populations.

Adirondacks (New York)

Adirondacks, New York USA, 2000-2002 - The objective of this project was to survey the carnivores of Northern New York and establish the effects of land use change on their distribution, habitat requirements, and interactions. In addition to camera traps, track plates and scat surveys were used to detect carnivores.

Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail, Virginia, USA, 2007-2009 - Citizen-science based wildlife monitoring project using the Appalachian Trail as a MEGA-transect. Data was used to assess anthropogenic and landscape effects on mammal occupancy in the AT corridor.

Panama Canal Islands

This 2010 study in Barro Colorado Nature Monument (BCNM), Panama, sought to determine the community and abundance of mammals within different sized occupying islands and insulated peninsulas in the Panama Canal.

Panama Palms

This collection is taken from two studies on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal, Republic of Panama aimed to determine the community of mammals and their use of Attalea butyracea and Astrocaryum standleyanum, two fleshy-fruited palm tree species.

Tyson Research Center ForestGEO

Our study was conducted at Washington University in St. Louis’ Tyson Research Center, located 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Saint Louis, Missouri (388310 N, 908330 W; mean annual temperature 13.58C; mean annual precipitation 957 mm). The 800-ha research center is located on the northeastern edge of the Ozark ecoregion and is largely dominated by deciduous oak-hickory forest. Following moderate grazing and selective logging during the early 1900s, the property was acquired by the U.S.

Triangle Camera Trap Survey

This project is run by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and is focused on surveying mammals along an urban-rural gradient around the greater Raleigh-Durham, NC area. If you would like to participate in this project, please sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/LdCiMN9Avp.

Independent Camera Trap Survey

This project is run by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and is focused on collecting camera-trap data from anyone who owns their own camera trap and wishes to survey their yard, town or adjacent natural area. It is open to participation from any volunteers owning a Bushnell or Reconyx brand camera.

Wildlife Composition and Abundance in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

This project focused on the effects of ecotourism related trail use and infrastructure on wildlife composition and abundance at the Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.

Carl Sandburg Home NHS

This is a survey of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site aiming to quantify bear activity in and around the NHS.

Check out results here:

Carl Sandburg Home NHS Final Report

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NY Metro Wildlife Network

The NY Metro Wildlife Network is studying wildlife in the greater NY Metropolitan Area. We use camera traps to investigate how several species are able to make a living along this vast urban-rural gradient.

Wildlands Red Wolf Survey

This project belongs to Wildlands Network.

Water for Wildlife

Water for Wildlife is a multi site collaboration that unites academics, researchers and citizen scientists to utilize camera traps for the common goal of collecting data on wildlife abundance and distribution and making it accessible for others.

The NC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

The NC chapter of The Nature Conservancy owns and manages over 100,000 acres in the state of NC, with the goal to protect and conserve biodiversity. We are using camtraps to assess wildlife presence at our preserves, and thus better monitor the impact of our land protection efforts at a large scale, as well as assess the effectiveness of our management actions at individual sites.

TNC Virginia Coast Reserve

The Virginia Coast Reserve, headquartered in Nassawadox, VA, has protected over 40,000 acres of vital habitat including barrier islands, marshes, and coastal uplands on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

LEAF School

The Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School at Edmonds Community College partners with tribes, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to engage students in the application of traditional ecological knowledge to contemporary problems. Current projects include monitoring wildlife corridors in Japanese and Big Gulch for the City of Mukilteo and Snohomish County.