Wildlife camera volunteer training on June 25

The Blue Ridge Parkway is gearing up to launch an expanded study using remote wildlife cameras. Last year, our donors provided funding for 30 cameras. Over the next several years, park staff plan to set up cameras at sites along the entire 469-mile route. 

June 15, 2016

You can be part of a project to help set up and monitor wildlife cameras on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park staff are hosting a training session for Citizen Science volunteers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, in the downstairs classroom at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. Citizen Science is a new approach to data collection that enlists the public’s help in making observations and taking readings for studies and research. The first hour of the orientation will include a slide show presentation by Park Biologist Tom Davis. The final two hours will be devoted to hands-on instruction on how to set up a camera trap and will involve a brief (up to a 1/3 mile) hike in the woods off trail near the Visitor Center. 

Participants must register in advance by contacting Tom Davis at (540) 745-9663 or G_Tom_Davis@nps.gov.

For more information, read the flier about the program.