• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

Olympic Marmot Monitoring

Citizen Science

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, more than 90 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.

Information for Enrolled Volunteers
Visit this page for more answers to your many questions. What to know before you come, what to bring, how to get here, how to use your GPS device, training summary and more.

Research, Articles and Links
This page serves as a clearinghouse for all things Marmot. Peruse a
variety of scholarly articles on the Olympic marmot as well as external links to pages of interest and information on related species.

 
WNPF washington's national park fund

Washington's National Park Fund has provided generous financial support for the Olympic marmot monitoring program, as well as many other important projects within the park.

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