22 February 2023 - 24 February 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildlife Survey Field Methods: Carnivores is an applied three-day course introducing ground-based survey methods for carnivores of North America. Through instruction, demonstrations, and field exercises, participants learn a variety of methods to conduct surveys for carnivores; are introduced to understanding and interpreting carnivore sign; and are encouraged to appreciate the value of information derived from carcasses.
The advanced techniques of identifying cause of death by predator, field necropsy, carnivores as nuisance wildlife, and carnivore diseases and parasites are also covered. This course is a hybrid, comprised one-half of scientific survey and one-half of woodcraft, providing participants a little bit of theoretical background, but primarily introducing them and expanding their skills base to find, identify, and collect valuable information on carnivore presence, relative abundance, sex, age, and health in an area.