• The goal of wildlife monitoring is to determine what species of wildlife are using BCCD sites.
  • The presence of sensitive species will determine how a site is managed.
  • Finding threatened and endangered species always guides management decisions. A major goal of the BCCD is to assist in the recovery of a species in peril.
  • Limited staff and resources make the need for volunteer help with this endeavor a must!
  • Staff and volunteers out in the field mean a more intimate knowledge of the site and its resources. This in turn provides a clearer picture of site assets and guides more informed site management.
  • Wildlife monitoring that is taking place on BCCD sites:
    • Herps (Turtles, Frogs, Snakes, Salamanders)
    • Fish (assist IDNR as requested)
    • Mussels (assist IDNR as requested)
    • Birds
    • Insects