Citizen Science

Volunteers Needed – Western Maine Mountains Road Watch

cranberry-peak-on-bigelowThe western mountains region of Maine has been identified by many local, regional, and international conservation efforts as an important natural area for people and wildlife. We want to learn more about wildlife movement in this special region, but we need your help! We are seeking volunteers to help with a new Wildlife Road Watch initiative in Western Maine.

What we need you do:
Road Watch volunteers survey a designated section of road, by car or by foot, while recording any alive or dead evidence of wildlife road crossing.

Where you survey: Routes are 5 to 10 mile-long segments of road located along Routes 2, 4, 16, 26, 27 and 201. We want to concentrate observations on these routes as we need high numbers of wildlife observations to find patterns in wildlife movement. Volunteers are needed to complete a minimum of 6 surveys from April through September 2013.

Training available online:Two dates are set – Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 10 – 11:30am and Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 6:30 – 8:00pm Both training dates will happen via webinar.

You’re invited to participate in the Sunday, April 7th Wildlife Road Watch volunteer training webinar from 10-11:30 a.m. While a computer and internet connection is required to view the webinar you also may phone in to this volunteer training session. Finally, if you want to participate but cannot attend the webinar, we can arrange an alternate training session.

To sign up to volunteer or RSVP for the Wildlife Road Watch webinar, please contact Amanda Moeser at [email protected] or (207) 781-6180 x207.

We hope you can participate in this effort to help us learn more about wildlife patterns in your region.