Join us on a photo safari in the forests of Canada to document seasonal use of beaver dams as travel corridors for wildlife!
Canada’s national mammal, the beaver, were almost wiped out during the fur trade era (early 17th to the mid-19th centuries) but have rebounded significantly in many of the forests across Canada. As natural landscape engineers, beavers build dams to regulate the flow of water on wetlands, lakes and rivers to facilitate their own life needs (foraging and lodge building). These dams also serve as natural travel corridors used by other wildlife. Our project is one of the first in the world to use camera traps to document seasonal wildlife use of beaver dams. Your help in identifying wildlife as they travel across, forage near, or relax on beaver dams is greatly appreciated.Critter Crossing
will be a Zooniverse
project, launching early 2024! Check back then for a link to contribute to the project.