The Field Team is out at Mount Arrowsmith today. We were scheduled to head out yesterday, but had to delay as result of smoke. The air is somewhat clearer today, but still very hazy. Fortunately, there are no fires near any marmot colonies, but we are constantly reminded of the people and wildlife that are not as fortunate.
On happier note, the Team has located 4 adult marmots and 6 pups in 2 locations on Mount Arrowsmith just this afternoon - great news for us from this colony.
Field Coordinator Mike Lester shares this photo of our field setup this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's a fantastic portrait of a pup by John Deal. John is a member of the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Team, a group of biologists from government, the private sector, NGOs, and academia that provide guidance and advice on our work to ensure there are more pups like this in the future! ... See MoreSee Less