Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator at our Grassland Bird Conservation Center at Pomfret, sent me the following on a great new phone app for conservation and wildlife.
How can roadkill data inform us about local wildlife? What species are found
more often as the result of traffic? Are there certain locations that are
more hazardous to wildlife? Where are the amphibian migratory routes?
In October of 2012, 12 members of the Citizen Science Volunteer Mammal
Monitoring Program at the CAS Center at Pomfret, attended the annual
Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference in Leominster, MA.
Danielle Garneau Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at SUNY
Plattsburgh, was one of several wildlife scientists and trackers that gave
presentations highlighting cutting edge wildlife research.
Dr. Garneau has developed a citizen science project to monitor roadkill and
live animals using the Epicollect smartphone app (RoadkillGarneau and
Wildlife BlitzGarneau). Anyone can add information to the database which
includes species, location, condition of animal, and photos.
This data could be used for a variety of uses such as education, research,
conservation, and public safety. Those without a mobile device can enter
data on their computer. Visit the links to see how easy it is to add local
data. The more data we have, the more we can learn about wildlife.
To learn more about this project please visit:
To upload data without a smartphone please visit: