A mountain lion makes a brief visit to the Devil's Butte station on the south side of Mount Adams. This is the first wild cat detected by the project.
The Mt Adams Wolverine Study develops into a long-term comprehensive forest carnivore monitoring program. Goals are to document the presence of elusive carnivores and monitor trends in local carnivore populations. The Cascades Carnivore Project is created as a partnership between wildlife conservation experts and citizens to monitor forest carnivore populations using non-invasive remote detection methods. The project is a research collaboration between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Yakama Nation, the Columbia Gorge Ecology Center, the Gifford Pinchot Task Force, and local citizens. Crews work in cooperation with WDFW to fill forest carnivore conservation needs.