Beartracker Wildlife Tracking Project has many cameras set up to monitor wildlife in the northern California area. This area is rich in wildlife species diversity. Not only is the area home to the tallest trees in the world, but plenty of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians also inhabit these forests. This project aims to survey the diversity of wildlife found in this area and make the data available to the public.
Our cameras are set to photograph wildlife on our small ranch at altitudes ranging from 1700 - 2100 ft . However, we are bordered on one side by a 1,000 acre conservation easement and are among thousands of acres of range land in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains . We are in a broad canyon in the drainage of the north fork of the Tule River - abutting NPS land and not far from the Golden trout wilderness.
Interstate 280 is a busy highway on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is also adjacent to wild open spaces for about 20 miles. This means that the native wildlife that live in these wild areas sometimes attempt to cross the highway. When they cross the surface, they usually get hit by a car. This project provides access to wildlife cameras placed at under-crossings that might provide wildlife with a safe way to cross the highway, underneath.