Friday, May 13th – Jamie Wayne

Jamie in Antarctica

Guest Bio – Jamie Wayne

Jamie Wayne is the lead on the Bluff Creek trail camera project.

At 31 years old he is a veteran of the United States Antarctic Program and is currently working as a geologist in Humboldt county, California. In 2011 he teamed up with Bluff Creek Project members Steven Streufert, Robert Leiterman, and Rowdy Kelley to work on locating and mapping the Patterson-Gimlin film site. His focus at the time was to prove whether-or-not through trigonometry, that the site was the actual location of the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film. By mapping all the trees and stumps on the ground and comparing their positions to the ’67 film and the 1973 Rene Dahinden photograph of the site, they were able to confirm that it was an exact match.

Since confirming the location of the site, he has been operating the small trail camera network on Bluff Creek as part of a predator survey. This has breathed new life into the Bluff Creek Project, establishing a purpose and a future for their continuing work on Bluff Creek.

Guest Links:

Nature World News: Humboldt Marten

“The Bluff Creek Project is an open-source volunteer project initially formed to survey the animal population movements in and around the Bluff Creek Area”

Facebook: Bluff Creek Trail Cam Project

The rare Humbolt Marten, as captured by the Bluff Creek Trail Cam project. Their status as an endangered species is being contested by conservationists, as approximately only 200 of them exist.
The rare Humboldt Marten, as captured by the Bluff Creek Trail Cam project in 2015. Their status as an endangered species is being contested by conservationists, as approximately only 200 of them are said to exist.