Natural Resources: Wildlife

Long-term monitoring is an important tool in wildlife conservation as it provides a wealth of useful information about ecosystem health, species presence, and population trends over time. The district supports long term monitoring programs for a number of wildlife species. The district has also conducted a limited number of targeted inventories, short term surveys designed to determine the presence or absence of target species.

Marin Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) Project

Marin Water is partnering with Marin County Parks, California State Parks, and the National Park Service in a study to improve our understanding of local wildlife. Beginning in September 2014, approximately 100 wildlife cameras were placed throughout eight parks and preserves for a three- to four-month trial period. To request information on how to join the Citizen Science effort, please contact

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