Red foxes in the Sacramento Valley were long thought to be non-native; however, genetic testing in 2005 conducted by UC Davis revealed that these foxes were native to the region and potentially in decline. In 2007, a website was set up for the public to report sightings of Sacramento Valley red foxes.
Now, Master's Student Amy Brasch of Victoria University of Wellington is assessing: (1) how effective public input was on locating the foxes and (2) how the website can be improved for future conservation efforts. You are invited to share your opinions regarding red foxes and the fox sighting website in a brief 5-minute survey located on the fox sighting website
The results of this survey will enhance the website as well as develop a better understanding of how effective public input is on locating Sacramento Valley red foxes.