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Wildlife Camera Projects

A bobcat walking along a trail in a Midpen preserve.

Midpen uses wildlife cameras in multiple locations throughout our preserves. The cameras are used to to monitor and record wildlife activity and environmental conditions for scientific and educational outreach purposes.  Data collected through these devices will assist regional efforts to improve wildlife and habitat management. These devices are managed and placed so as not to violate the reasonable expectation of privacy of the general public who enjoy the preserves.

Natural Resources Protection and Restoration
Natural Resources
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Project Goals

Wildlife cameras allow us to identify wildlife usage, movement patterns, and habitat features with high value to wildlife. Midpen is using wildlife cameras in several projects in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.



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You may have spotted wildlife cameras as you traverse the trails. In conjunction with our mountain lion research, we are conducting two wildlife camera studies in the preserve. These projects, in conjunction with a separate mountain lion collaring study, will help guide Midpen’s science-based preserve management to best protect visitors and wildlife, and fulfill our balanced mission of preserving and restoring the natural environment and providing for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment.



Watch and Learn with Us

We’ll be sharing wildlife images, insights and findings throughout the study. View some of the most recent wildlife photos in the gallery below.