Olympic Marmot Monitoring
Thank you for your interest in the Olympic marmot monitoring program.
The 2015 field season is complete. There will not be a field season in 2016. We will be taking the year off to analyze data and evaluate how we can improve the program.
We plan to resume the program in 2017.
In a program launched in 2010, teams of volunteers hike to locations within Olympic National Park to record up-to-date information about the declining number of Olympic marmots within the park.
This is timely information that is vital to our understanding of this endemic mammal and its future. Most of the sites would not be visited without the help of volunteers. Last year, over 80 volunteers recorded the status of marmot populations throughout the park.
We will conduct volunteer research again this summer to learn what is happening to the marmot populations from year to year. This program is supported by donations through Washington's National Park Fund.
Apply before May 2015 for this summer's monitoring and research program.
Volunteer for 2015
Information for Enrolled Volunteers
Research, Articles and Links