Wyoming’s Incredible Animal Migrations Revealed as Never Before

In a first-of-its-kind mapping project by the University of Wyoming, researchers track how elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn use Wyoming and Colorado wilderness areas. Using modern GPS collars and new cartographic techniques, the Wyoming Migration Initiative, directed by UW professor Matthew Kauffman, conducts research and outreach to better understand and conserve Wyoming’s ungulate migrations. The data has been compiled into an online atlas of the area's animal migrations, available here. “As we mark the 50th anniversary of the national Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act, this information clearly illustrates the benefits of those actions for these important wildlife species and the migration corridors they depend on,” he says.

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