eMammal is a project where citizen scientists work in collaboration with researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and North Carolina State University to document mammals throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and soon, the entire country. Citizen volunteers place “camera traps”, infrared activated cameras, across the landscape in parks and other natural areas to collect photos of mammals. These photos help researchers answer questions about mammal distribution and abundance and use this information for conservation. To get an idea of different projects that have used camera traps for conservation and see examples of camera trap photos, visit http://siwild.si.edu.  To see more camera trap photos from eMammal volunteers and find out what is going on with the project visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/emammal.

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  1. We live in 2 acres in Wake Co. NC. and would like to participate in the backyard project, together with our abundant wildlife. Do not have the correct camera and would like to borrow one.
    What steps should we follow?

    John and Luz Frye

  2. We love in the middle of 15 acres in Raleigh NC, Wake County and are across the street from Umstead Park which encompasses 5,249 acres of many types of different wildlife that visit our property everyday and night. Would be a great contribution to your project and would love to volunteer my time to help however would want you to loan me the equipment in order to help.
    Please let me know if interested.
    Mr. Bruce A. Hatcher

    • Thanks for your interest Mr. Hatcher, your property sounds like a great fit for the project. Click here and fill out the form to indicate your interest and we will contact you about the next step for volunteering.

  3. Our Refuge Friends Group is partnering with the local college to track some mammals on the Refuge using Reconyx cameras. We would like to use your database to report the data. Do you have a standard protocol that we can use to make sure that we are performing in alignment with your requirements?

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