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|MBI 2012 Forest Carnivore Result Map.jpg||
During the winter of 2012 MBI partners established 86 forest carnivore 'bait stations' in the Idaho Panhandle and northwest Montana.
A bait station consists of a piece of meat (beaver, deer, elk, or moose) secured to a tree. 12 gunbrushes are placed under the bait and attached to the tree. These function to snag hair from animals as they climb the tree to eat the bait (see below). We also place a motion activated camera on an adjacent tree to capture photographs of the animals visiting our stations. Download this map to see the red outlined 5x5 kilometer grids which each had a bait station. We used images from the cameras and DNA from the hair to determine we had 21 species of wildlife visit our stations in 2012. The map shows where we detected fisher, marten, wolverine, and lynx.
Gunbrush with hair from a forest carnivore visitor. DNA analysis will tell us which species left the hair.
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Check out this flyer for more information about supporting MBI by something you would do anyway, drinking coffee! :)
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|MBI Protocol-Terrestrial Basic V2.pdf||
Download second visit protocol for conducting 2013 MBI basic terrestrial surveys.
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|2010 IMI Annual Progress Report.pdf||
PDF of 2010 MBI progress report
|Jun 13 2012 - 5:40pm||1.73 MB||application/pdf|
|MBI Protocol - Terrestrial Basic V1.pdf||
Download first visit protocol for conducting 2013 MBI basic terrestrial surveys.
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|MBI FY13 Match Report.pdf||
This report summarizes all non-federal contributions to the project during Idaho's 2013 fiscal year.
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PDF of 2011 Forest Carnivore Update
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|IDFG Comp SWG app_MultiSpecies Baseline Initiative-1.pdf||
Download MBI's successful grant proposal which was fully funded for $950,000. This funding will allow us to conduct a comprehensive survey for 20 Species of Greatest Conservation Need across the Idaho Panhandle and northeastern Washington. We will co-locate temperature and relative humidity sensors at survey sites in order to obtain baseline micro-climate requirements for different suites of species.
|Jun 18 2012 - 6:44pm||1.61 MB||application/pdf|
|Whitebark Pine ID.pdf||
Learn how to identify whitebark pine. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has directed MBI partners to mitigate any damage to this candidate species not altering or attaching hardware to individual trees. Please use this simple ID card to help us conserve the species.
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|MBI Bait Station Protocol.pdf||
Are you putting up a MBI bait station this winter? Great! Download the step-by-step protocol here.
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