Data type: Camera Traps
Number of Cameras: 15
Timespan: Deployed in 2018
Area: ~200 km2
Metadata: Email us to discuss data sharing.
In partnership with the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) and the UVic Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab (Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab (uvic.ca)), the goal of this project is to monitor population changes of Dall’s sheep annually by collecting traditional knowledge and scientific information on recruitment, ratio of ewes: nursery, classification of males, habitat changes, predation, and other variables that are known to affect population size. This information will assist the GRRB, Gwich’in Renewable Resource Councils, Environment and Natural Resources, Yukon Government and other partners listed on the Dall’s sheep management plan in monitoring the population while directly involving community members and youth.
Our study aims at i) determining Dall’s sheep detectability and evaluating late summer/early fall recruitment and ram composition with camera traps, and ii) determining how many camera traps are needed for a given area to effectively evaluate recruitment and ram composition.
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