Pine marten surveys
Pine martens are elusive mammals and where suitable habitat occurs, surveys focus on detecting signs of activity such as scats.
More intensive pine marten surveys can also be undertaken using camera traps, hair tubes, or den boxes to determine presence or likely absence and if present to estimate the population size.
Scat surveys can be undertaken at any time of year, however the optimal time for surveys is during the summer months when pine martens are more active and weather conditions or leaf litter are less likely to degrade or obscure scats.
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