Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based nonprofit dedicated to connecting people with the natural world. We do this by teaching naturalist skills, creating meaningful interactions with local natural areas, and providing stewardship opportunities for serving the wildlife, forests, and land of the Pacific Northwest.
Our largest program is a long-term community science project called the Wolverine Tracking Project, in which volunteers help survey for wolverine, Sierra Nevada red fox, gray wolf, and Pacific marten in Mt Hood National Forest. Participants learn about wildlife while at the same time contributing to an increased understanding of the wildlife on Mt Hood. Three different types of surveys are done: snow tracking, in which highly trained volunteers look for footprints in the snow; camera surveys, in which volunteers maintain baited trail cameras to detect wildlife, and scat surveys, in which volunteers hike trails to search for scat.
Cascadia Wild also offers programs in animal tracking, wild plant foraging, and wilderness survival. We combine modern ecology with the ancient practices of living with nature, to help people develop healthier relationships with the natural environment and with their community.
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