GapTracks

We use eight remote cameras to study the wildlife community along the GAP section of the Eastern Trail and Nonesuch River (see amazing images here)—evaluating the current wildlife community (begun in Feb 2017), the community during trail construction, and the community after trail construction. The goals of this project are to 1) document what wildlife use the trail and forest corridor that parallels the trail, 2) to see if and how this wildlife community is impacted by the trail extension project, 3) identify human use of the trail and surrounding area and associated changes in it, and 4) use this information to inform management decisions by relevant stakeholders.

The project is funded by the Friends of Scarborough Marsh and the University of New England, and supported by the Eastern Trail Alliance, Town of Scarborough and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.