Camera Trapping in the Bearpaw Reserve

Alina Waldo '21

Kayla Takakura '21

Dominic Sullivan '20


Through the implementation of camera trapping supplemented by habitat analysis and geographic information systems this experiment is intended to gain a more in-depth understanding of the mammals present in the Bear Paw Reserve. This research was an ongoing project that employed the usage of twenty-five camera traps in fourteen locations. With a stronger understanding of the species present within Bear Paw we anticipate a more thorough insight into the behavior of mammals pertaining to habitat preference within the reserve. A specific emphasis is put on analyzing black bears in the Reserve to see if there are effects of possible poaching in the area.