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Restoring wápupxn (Canada lynx) to their native lands in Northeast Washington: a translocation project

In 1993, wápupxn (Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis) were listed as a Washington State threatened species and by 2017 were up-listed to endangered status. In 2000, they were listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Numerous studies have pointed to evidence that the persistence of lynx in Washington State will depend on maintaining… Read Project SummaryRestoring wápupxn (Canada lynx) to their native lands in Northeast Washington: a translocation project

Understanding wildlife activity and the impacts of recreation on wildlife in Washington State Parks

Washington state parks are increasingly becoming islands within a developed landscape. These islands have become important areas supporting human physical and mental well-being. However, there is concern that higher rates of use of state parks are putting greater pressure and stress on wildlife species for which the parks may provide some of the last remaining habitat. To effectively manage and… Read Project SummaryUnderstanding wildlife activity and the impacts of recreation on wildlife in Washington State Parks

Assessing large carnivore dietary interactions in Eastern Washington

The goal of this project was to gain information on the composition and breadth of cougar (Puma concolor) and wolf (Canis lupus) diets to increase our understanding of multi-carnivore dietary interactions in eastern Washington. The project is part of the Washington Predator-Prey Project (WPPP), a collaborative effort between the University of Washington, Seattle (UW) and the Washington Department of Fish and… Read Project SummaryAssessing large carnivore dietary interactions in Eastern Washington

Investigating interactions between Dungeness crabs and invasive European green crab in two estuaries on the Makah Reservation

The goal of this project was to evaluate the threat of invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas; hereafter green crab) on subadult Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) in two riverine estuaries on the Makah Reservation. We had two primary study questions: 1) What is the population and distribution of Dungeness crabs and green crabs in the lower Wa’atch and Tsoo-Yess rivers… Read Project SummaryInvestigating interactions between Dungeness crabs and invasive European green crab in two estuaries on the Makah Reservation

Connecting and expanding amphibian monitoring in Western Washington

Various non-profit, government, and academic entities study and monitor amphibian populations in the Pacific Northwest, however there are limited resources for data-sharing and coordination among these entities. Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, in collaboration with Woodland Park Zoo, has been working to address these gaps. As a first step, Oxbow and Woodland Park Zoo staff distributed a questionnaire on monitoring… Read Project SummaryConnecting and expanding amphibian monitoring in Western Washington