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New Films Celebrate Wyoming Ranchers’ Dedication to Open Spaces, Big Game

A new documentary series highlights Wyoming ranching families that have gone to exceptional lengths to preserve Western ranching and steward big-game populations that depend on working lands.
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Migration Mapper

Migration Mapper™ is a free application designed for researchers, biologists, and managers, to analyze fine-scale GPS collar data collected from migratory ungulates.
Eastern Greater Yellowstone Mule Deer Project

Eastern Greater Yellowstone Mule Deer Project

In March 2016 we launched the EGYE project to document mule deer migrations across five different herds. Our partners in this effort are The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. This project is mapping these corridors with the latest technology and assessing them by looking at threats and conservation opportunities in the landscape they occupy.

Atlas of Wildlife Migration

Although there is considerable interest in conserving ungulate migration routes in Wyoming, the full story of these journeys has never been told. The Atlas of Wildlife Migration celebrates Wyoming’s ungulate migrations by combining wildlife science and cartography. It seeks to bring attention to these migrations and catalyze their conservation through education and synthesis.

Migration Database and viewer

This project gives agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public the ability to explore movement data behind Wyoming's diverse ungulate migrations and, where appropriate, incorporate this information into their work. This is the first time that GPS collar studies conducted in Wyoming have been centralized in a consistent, readily accessible, database and online viewer.

Red Desert to Hoback Migration Assessment

We recently discovered the longest mule deer migration ever recorded, where animals migrate 150 miles through western Wyoming from low-elevation winter ranges in the Red Desert to the high mountain slopes surrounding the Hoback Basin. Our assessment provides a detailed account of this unique migration and relevant information to focus management and conservation efforts.