The National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Water, Marin County Parks and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy working in partnership as One Tam announced a new partnership with Conservation International and Google Wildlife for Marin Wildlife Watch (formerly called Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project). Marin Wildlife Watch employs a globally recognized method to study and help protect wildlife.
One Tam began this initiative in 2014, using a network of motion-activated cameras to help researchers study wildlife populations in the Mount Tamalpais region, primarily mid-to-large size mammals.
Volunteers are a critical part of One Tam’s program in Marin and help process the large number of images the cameras collect each year into data that can be analyzed. The new partnership will streamline the volunteer experience and image processing — helping One Tam uncover insights hidden in the data more quickly.
“Marin Wildlife Watch now offers a flexible online experience for volunteers, who will be able to participate from anywhere on their own schedule. A virtual program also allows us to introduce the mammals of Marin and community science to many new volunteers,” said Suzanne Whelan, Marin Water’s volunteer coordinator. “This effort is channeling the best parts of going virtual into supporting our local environment.”
For more information, visit onetam.org/marin-wildlife-watch.