MBI Citizen Naturalist
During the winter of 2011-2012 140 volunteer 'Citizen Naturalists' contributed over 2,000 hours of labor to the MBI Forest Carnivore Survey. This has inspired us to find new ways to involve local community members in wildlife research and use this incredible work force to reach project goals.
Each Wednesday MBI field crews have a shift change. Those who worked 8 days get 6 days off and those who were off start working. This schedule allows technicians to share vehicles and equipment...and save precious dollars for wildlife conservation.
Multi-species Baseline Initiative Overview
MBI is a collaborative of organizations conducting wildlife and micro-climate surveys across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges.
MBI FIA Collaboration
Since 1930 the US Forest Service has been monitoring vegetation at Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plots across the United States. In 2013 Idaho Fish and Game reached an agreement with the Forest Service to conduct wildlife and climate surveys on these plots. This collaboration will enable more informed forest management and is the first of its kind in the Intermountain West.