Amongst the mossy, dripping pines of the Olympic National Forest a group of volunteers embarks on a massive surveillance project to try and spot one the area’s most elusive predators: the pine marten.  These hardy volunteers are part of a multiyear study organized by the Forest Service and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to determine whether these cute little arboreal carnivores still have a viable population in this remote stretch of temperate rainforest.  Using high tech camera traps, they hope to capture signs that the animal is present or not – information that could lead to a repopulation effort similar to the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone in the 80s.  To find out how you can be part of the effort visit




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