Eyes on Yellowstone made possible by Canon
An educational and research program, Eyes on Yellowstone assists with scientific studies in conservation, endangered species protection and cutting-edge technology essential to managing Park wildlife and ecosystems. Eyes on Yellowstone is made possible by generous annual grants from Canon U.S.A., Inc. to the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Canon is the single largest funder of wildlife conservation and research in Yellowstone, providing financial and technical support for the following programs:
Interpreting Through The Web: Distance Learning
Catch an eruption of Old Faithful Geyser on a live streaming webcam. Join Yellowstone rangers highlighting popular topics in a series of web videos. Embark upon an electronic field trip to Yellowstone right from your computer on the Yellowstone National Park website.
Raven’s Eye View
Digital photography is a valuable data collection tool for wolf biologists and other scientists monitoring Yellowstone wildlife. Predator-prey relationships, disease evidence, reproduction, and herd size and composition are all documented with state-of-the-art Canon equipment.
Yellowstone Science Magazine
The quarterly Yellowstone Science magazine reports on Yellowstone-based scientific research and brings the wonder of the Park to readers worldwide. Articles written by researchers range from art history to microbiology in language accessible
to the layperson.
Through a Changing Lens
The park now has a good understanding of both recent and historic climate trends in temperature, rain fall, and snowpack. Yellowstone Park staff has usd this knowledge to raise awareness about climate change through presentations, website, and publications.
Bat Ecology and Management
The goal of this project is to establish a long-term monitoring program for little brown bats (Myotis lucifungus) in Yellowstone in response to the emerging threat of the disease white-nose syndrome.
Canon's support of the Yellowstone Cougar Project assists field technicians with a variety of equipment needs for snow-tracking surveys, identifying scent stations, prey kill sites, and monitoring common travel routes for cougars. Project staff will also attemptto capture six adult cougars and fit them with GPS satellite collars for more
comprehensive study and analysis.
Yellowstone Environmental Stewardship Fellowship Program
Each year, graduate students with engineering, programming and management expertise come to Yellowstone to assist with water conservation, energy use reduction, and other projects of The Greenest Park Initiative.