At Zoetica, we design and implement our in-house or community led monitoring programs with a clear statistical or qualitative rationale, and we focus on collecting data that is accurate, cost effective, will best enable detection of environmental changes, and will facilitate adaptive management. Monitoring is a critical stage, but it is often treated as something that just has to be done to tick required boxes. Monitoring data can lead to highly important preventative responses, and we take this job seriously.
SAMPLE MONITORING PLANS
Sample Project 1: Monitoring Program for Roosevelt Elk, BC
Zoetica developed a new monitoring program for endangered Roosevelt elk and black-tailed deer to help manage these culturally important species for the Squamish First Nation. This involved reviewing the proposed monitoring program for the BURNCO aggregate mine and designing a study to determine wildlife use of compensation habitat in winter. Pellet-group survey methods were devised following standard best practices and a community-led visual survey was created to enable continued monitoring of the area by First Nations.