The basic snow tracking protocol for lynx was developed by Dr. John Squires to investigate areas where lynx had been detected with hair snares following the National Lynx Survey protocol. The protocol is designed to find lynx after their presence has been detected. The tracking protocols we will follow use both the “intensive” and “reconnaisance” routes (Squires 2002). In addition, we will use the backtracking portion of the protocol to collect samples for DNA analysis.
We summarize snow tracking results in annual reports and in the Ph.D. Dissertation by Chris Burdett. These are available on the publications page.