Elk NetworkResearchers Track Wildlife Migrations

General | December 12, 2018

Elk and mule deer are among several wildlife species that migrate hundreds of miles across the Greater Yellowstone Area landscape. Researchers with the Wyoming Migration Initiative, funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, gathered data detailing the trek from summer to winter range and back again.

“Most of our ungulates migrate to some extent (in the Big Horn Basin); migration is core to their survival strategies,” Corey Class, Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife coordinator, told the Powell Tribune. “If we can use this data to identify migration risks, we can be proactive in preserving these corridors.”

The information is included in a new book includes migration routes, photos and other facts. Find more details here.

(Photo: Joe Riis)