The Nebraska Canid Project brings landowners, students, biologists and social scientists together in an effort to improve swift fox conservation throughout Nebraska. Our citizen science program enlists landowners and students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chadron State College to install trail cameras in areas of suitable habitat. So far, we've hosted workshops which involved more than 100 students. Participation of citizen scientists helps us gather important information about which areas swift fox currently occupy by capturing images of foxes as well as other wild animals.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a citizen scientist, please contact us. While participation by landowners and students directly supports our scientific goals, it also helps us understand how public involvement in science can increase awareness and knowledge about natural systems and interactions between its many diverse inhabitants, including people. We are currently developing research to explore the effect that participation in citizen science has on a person’s attitudes and knowledge about conservation of Nebraska’s diverse resources.

Camera Trap Protocol - Bushnell PDF
Camera Trap Protocol - Moultrie PDF
teachingmomentGraduate student Lucia Corral shows Chadron State College students how to set up a camera trap
trapsetup2Lucia Corral placing a trap


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