AFC’s Wildlife Research Camera Team

Are you interested in getting to know our local wildlife? Join the AFC wildlife camera team!

About the team

AFC maintains 40+ motion sensing cameras in a transect throughout the Hahamongna to Tujunga (HTC) Wildlife Corridor, stretching from above the Arroyo Seco in the East through the San Rafael Hills and Verdugo Mountains and back to the San Gabriels in the West. 

Our transect of cameras is a part of the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN), a partnership of researchers, who use standardized wildlife monitoring protocols to understand the ecology and behavior of urban species. Our partnership with UWIN is overseen by Dr. Amanda Zellmer, a Biology professor at Occidental College. Together with a team of students, community volunteers, and scientists, we carry out this exciting wildlife research.

Volunteers on the camera team help maintain cameras in the field, identify wildlife photos on a database, attend weekly meetings to discuss research, and/or work on community science projects with the data. No experience is necessary to participate. We hope to hear from you soon!

Join Us!

Sign up via our volunteer form

Or email Maggie Swomley at [email protected]