Lynx at bait station.

Lynx at bait station.

Wildlife Monitoring

One of the goals of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Act is to "improve fish and wildlife habitat, including for endangered, threatened, and sensitive species". The SWCC Wildlife Working Group has placed most of their effort on monitoring mid-sized carnivores some of which are listed under the Endangered Species Act or are proposed for listing. Because of the wide-ranging nature of forest carnivores, it is difficult to determine the effects that small-scale treatments may have on forest carnivores. However, forest carnivores could benefit from the efforts to effect landscape-scale changes, including restoring a natural balance of habitat conditions and disturbances, reducing roads, and restoring habitat for prey species.

Carnivore Monitoring Workshop: materials from December 2015 workshop