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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 Protocol-Terrestrial Basic V2.pdf

Download second visit protocol for conducting 2013 MBI basic terrestrial surveys.

05/23/2013 - 17:38 512 KB application/pdf
MBI FY13 Match Report.pdf

This report summarizes all non-federal contributions to the project during Idaho's 2013 fiscal year.

06/28/2013 - 21:46 592.48 KB application/pdf
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
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
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
Forest_carnivore_2011_update.pdf

PDF of 2011 Forest Carnivore Update

06/13/2012 - 17:55 1.3 MB application/pdf
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.

06/18/2012 - 18:44 1.61 MB application/pdf
2010 IMI Annual Progress Report.pdf

PDF of 2010 MBI progress report

06/13/2012 - 17:40 1.73 MB application/pdf

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