The Eyes In The Woods Association Inc. (EITW), working with WDFW Regions 6 & 5 Staff have a 12+ year successful history of conducting volunteer biological data-gathering check stations; now a component of the EITW Property Watch Land Access program, check stations can serve several purposes.
This project is In accordance with the “Olympic” & “Mt. St. Helens” wildlife management plans; WDFW Wildlife Management has requested that we increase our check station efforts with the addition of projects in Region 3. This requires an estimated 1,373 volunteer man-days over the 2009-2011 hunting seasons.
EITW Volunteer’s efforts include; attend trainings, signup for one or more dates/locations, travel to/from site (some volunteers camp in remote sites for days), station setup at 7:00 am (i.e. setup shelters, tables, tissue sample jars/containers & forms, road signs, traffic safety cones, etc.), collect data from hunters and their harvested game, clean & sterilize equipment, inventory, teardown, cleanup, and the completion of required WDFW & EITW forms. Note: (Remote sites may only see a handful of hunters and a couple of animal’s per-weekend, in comparison to the 1200+ hunters and 100+ animals at the Vail Tree Farm site.)
Volunteer Training Requirements
nWorking with WDFW Staff, we developed a comprehensive Check Station Training for volunteers. Citizens receive ;
¨WDFW Volunteer Orientation
¨WDFW Safety & conduct procedures
¨Extraction wildlife DNA & Chronic Wasting Disease samples
¨Documentation of hunter and harvest data
¨Aging of deer, elk, and other specific wildlife data.
¨State-band Radio Protocols
We will be posting Check Station training dates and check station sign-up information on our calendar.
Contat the Wildlife Director for more Information: