Cascade Red Fox and Wolverine Study Project

The Cascades Carnivore Project is conducting a long-term non-invasive study of rare carnivores in the Cascade Range with a focus on the Cascade red fox and the wolverine. Our goal is to elucidate the management needs of these rare, mountain carnivores in the southern portion of their range. We systematically deploy remote camera stations and collect DNA to assess the status and factors affecting the long-term persistence of populations in the montane biome. The project was initiated in 2008 and is committed to a collaborative effort that involves citizen scientists, wildlife biologists and managers, local Tribes, and other stakeholders.

Project Caveats: While we detect mid and low-elevation species at their upper elevational limit, site selection is based on suitable habitat for subalpine species.

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