Besides the quarterly
Wildlife Track and Sign Survey which is one of the primary activities of the
San Diego Tracking Team, we are also involved in a variety other research projects.
For example, several of our member teams have
remote camera studies in progress. We are also partnered with SDSU to collect
deer scat from which DNA is extracted to
study mule deer movement patterns. Furthermore, we have a partnership with
the SoCal Lion research team from UC Davis’s Wildlife Health Center in which we
are helping them to
locate the mountain lions which may then be collared for their study. The
SDTT even does focused studies at the request of others to answer specific questions
about the wildlife in a particular area.
Our research projects also extend beyond field work. For the past three years, we
have been honored to receive Blasker grants from The San Diego Foundation to support
graduate students doing analysis of the data gathered in our wildlife survey. This
year’s grant focuses on using GIS mapping techniques to evaluate patterns in habitat