San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Wildlife Movement
Wildlife Monitoring in the Volcan Mountains

January 2, 2015

Project description

Due to increasing land fragmentation and shrinking wildlife corridors throughout San Diego County and beyond, the Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) initiated a wildlife monitoring program in 2015 using several motion-detecting cameras at VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. The Volcan Mountain Foundation also receives data images from other locations on the mountain range. The purpose of the program is to monitor the presence and patterns of wildlife. The Wildlife Imaging Team (WIT) is made-up of dedicated volunteers who maintain the cameras, review all of the images, and enter the data. The Volcan Mountain Foundation wishes to thank Bill and Susan Carter who founded WIT and the volunteers who spend countless hours making this program possible. Click the following link to see our data analysis: https://vmfimages.shinyapps.io/Volcan2018/


Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Animals

Data steward: Susan Meyer

Investigator: Susan Meyer

Main implementing entity: Volcan Mountain Foundation

Partner: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Point of contact: Susan Meyer

Project Page manager: Susan Meyer

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Susan Meyer


Files and Documents

2019 WIT Presentation to SDMMP

Author(s):Carter, Bill; Carter, Susan; Eppert, Amy