Cascades Wolverine Project is a grassroots effort to boost winter wolverine monitoring in the North Cascades, capture engaging images of this elusive mountain carnivore, and leverage the skills of winter backcountry recreationists as wildlife observers and alpine stewards.
Background: Biologists seek to answer basic questions about wolverine ecology in the Cascades, such as distribution, abundance, and habitat relations. But the intrepid Gulo gulo is notoriously difficult to study due to the remote and rugged terrain they inhabit. Our team collects occupancy data and engages those who share the mountains with enigmatic wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. In collaboration with professional wildlife tracker and photographer David Moskowitz , WDFW and USFS biologists, Conservation Northwest, and with support from Patagonia, we’re looking forward to the winter 2018-2019 field season.
Our work: Based in the Methow Valley of Washington, our team installs and maintains remote winter camera-trapping stations in the North Cascades that contribute to ongoing monitoring and conservation. We produce outreach methods to provide backcountry skiers and snowmobilers field observation tools and wildlife awareness, to help ensure the wolverine persists in the Pacific Northwest.
We need your support! Donations to Cascades Wolverine Project are the only way we can continue this effort. Please consider donating to keep eyes on the Gulo gulo, spirit animal of the alpine.