The Glacier National Park Conservancy, Glacier National Park and Washington State University are in year two of a three-year research study.
“Climate change is highly likely to shrink lynx habitat and make it more fragmented,” said Alissa Anderson, a master’s student in environmental sciences at Washington State University and wildlife biologist.
The trail cams are able to snap photos of more than just the lynx. Over the span of the study so far, the trail cams have captured photos of hundreds of moose, elk, bears, deer and thousands of hikers.
Project workers will be able to collect the data from all sorts of animals, not just lynx, and share the information with other researchers and studies.