Source:Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Coeur d'Alene, ID, p.462 pp. (2016)
Keywords:Idaho Panhandle, SWAP
The Multi-Species Baseline Initiative (MBI) is a collaborative of organizations that monitor wildlife and microclimate across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges. From 2010-2014 MBI partners co-located microclimate data loggers with wildlife field surveys across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges. Our surveys prioritized amphibians, terrestrial gastropods, and forest carnivores identified as 'lacking essential information' in Idaho or Washington 2005 State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAP). Our efficient multi-species surveys enabled the collection of standardized data for 182 species of plants and animals at 2,315 locations. We established micro-climate data loggers at 1,169 of those sites which collected air or water temperature data for 1-4 years. Over 500 people, including 200 volunteer citizen naturalists, contributed to this project. Our baseline dataset informed the 2015 SWAP revisions and is the beginning of a long term regional multi-taxa monitoring program. Data imported into IFWIS online observation database in Fall, 2017 (11,119 records).
Shelf Note: Electronic File - Zoology: Multiple Species
Data imported into IFWIS online observation database in Fall, 2017 (11,119 records).