Since the workshop on March 28-29, we have had a good showing of volunteers each weekend to go out and practice tracking and monitoring skills. About 15 hours of learning have been accumulated so far, with people gaining confidence in track and sign identification, and becoming familiar with the data collection protocol. Once a clear animal track or scat has been identified and has group consensus as to its specie, we then photograph and GPS the animal’s sign, and measure the track’s width and length. Our data sheets are filled out, and all of this is then entered into our database at the end of the day.
May 27, 2009