Protecting Wildlife - Eagle Cap Wolverine Detection and Monitoring Project
The purpose of this project was to conduct camera trapping, hair snagging, and aerial track surveys to determine if wolverines were present in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, were resident in the area, and whether females, if detected, showed evidence of reproduction.
Wolverines, until recently, were thought extirpated from Oregon. This two-year study, by Audrey Magoun, identified several wolverines in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in 2011. The study's objectives in 2012 were to verify the continued presence of wolverines identified earlier and, with luck, a female. The first objective of the study, to verify the continued presence of one or more wolverines seen previously, was accomplished. "Stormy", a young male, identified in the winter/spring of 2011 was again caught on camera last year. Unfortunately, the study did not document the presence of a female wolverine. Audrey's final report on the Eagle Cap Wolverine Detection and Monitoring Project is available for download by clicking here. Please note that this is a large file.
"Stormy" - Eagle Cap Wilderness Detection Project