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The Multi-Species Baseline Initiative (MBI) is a collaborative of organizations conducting standardized surveys for wildlife species and micro-climate across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges. Learn more

Files, Documents and Resources

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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.

08/07/2012 - 23:01 762.44 KB image/jpeg
coffee jeopardy.docx

Check out this flyer for more information about supporting MBI by something you would do anyway, drinking coffee! :)

03/18/2013 - 15:54 151.29 KB application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
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.

01/10/2013 - 11:09 253.31 KB application/pdf
MBI Bait Station Protocol.pdf

Are you putting up a MBI bait station this winter? Great! Download the step-by-step protocol here.

01/21/2013 - 20:44 938.45 KB application/pdf
MBI 2013 Species ID Guide.pdf

Use this guide along with MBI survey protocols to aid in identification of incidental species.

05/23/2013 - 17:20 888.96 KB application/pdf
ID PH Amphibian Egg.pdf

Dichotomus key to identify egg masses of Idaho Panhandle amphibians.

05/23/2013 - 17:23 147.54 KB application/pdf
ID PH Amphibian Larva.pdf

 Dichotomus key to identify Idaho Panhandle larval amphibians.

05/23/2013 - 17:45 250.63 KB application/pdf
ID PH Amphibian Adult.pdf

 Dichotomus key to identify Idaho Panhandle adult amphibians.

05/23/2013 - 17:26 294.83 KB application/pdf
MBI DS-Wetland Basic.pdf

Download datasheet for conducting 2013 MBI basic wetland surveys.

05/23/2013 - 17:29 209.64 KB application/pdf
MBI Protocol-Wetland Basic.pdf

Download protocol for conducting 2013 MBI basic wetland surveys.

05/23/2013 - 17:31 377.56 KB application/pdf

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