Young forests help sustain an abundance of wildlife across the Northeast, and they can be more resilient to threats. But cutting down trees to let new ones grow can be a tough thing to get the public to support. That’s where Canid Camera comes in. Biologists and undergraduates from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have set up camera traps in New York’s Hudson Valley, and they’re enlisting volunteers to scroll through the hundreds of thousands of images to understand what animals are there. The project is designed to help a skeptical public understand the value of young forests.
Read the story in the New York Times.