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Thu., Oct. 3, 2013, 6:51 a.m.

Volunteers sign-up for North Idaho wolverine project

Mark Cochran of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness removes wire gun cleaning brushes from a tree during a wolverine research project in North Idaho. Volunteers visit baited sites to see if hair from wolverines climbing up to the bait is collected by the brushes for DNA sampling. (Rich Landers)
Mark Cochran of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness removes wire gun cleaning brushes from a tree during a wolverine research project in North Idaho. Volunteers visit baited sites to see if hair from wolverines climbing up to the bait is collected by the brushes for DNA sampling. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE -- Volunteers are needed once again to monitor wolverine bait stations in the Idaho Panhandle in a state Fish and Game research project organized by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

Kristen Nowicki, the group's new field projects director, has set up a new online registration form volunteers can use to get on the list for group treks on snowshoes or skis to set up and monitor bait stations that collect photos and hair samples from any furry visitor.

Being the first to see the images captured on the motion-triggered trail cams is worth the effort alone. A large variety of wildlife visits the sites.

Follow this link to the form to register and participate.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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