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Searching for Pacific Martens on the Olympic

NFF Grant Partners and Projects


It’s been six years since the Pacific marten was seen on the wet corner of Washington, the Olympic Peninsula. And Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC), the Bozeman, Montana-based nonprofit is helping look for them.

Thanks to a grant from the National Forest Foundation, ASC is working closely with the Forest Service to set-up and maintain monitoring stations, twenty cameras in all.

Find out what lure they’ve used and the challenges they’ve faced in the full article in the summer/fall issue of Your National Forests.

Click on the photo below to watch a short video about the project.

ASC video
Click on the photo to watch a short video about the project.

Check out photos captured on the camera stations below. Camera station photos courtesy of Betsy Howell, U.S. Forest Service, Olympic National Forest.

A camera station photo of a copper fisher on the Olympic National Forest.
A fisher photographed by a remote camera station on the Olympic National Forest.
A pair of elk captured on a remote camera on the Olympic National Forest.
A camera station camera photo of a bobcat on the Olympic National Forest.
A coyote sneaks around a camera station photo on the Olympic National Forest.
A mink explores the area around a remote camera on the Olympic National Forest.
A bobcat showed great interest in the sign accompanying the remote camera on the Olympic National Forest.
A bobcat poses near a remote camera.
A deer strolls by a remote camera.

To see more photos and read the full story, click here .

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