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Animal Trails film tells story of Grand Teton migrations

Animal Trails: Rediscovering Grand Teton Migrations is a new wildlife documentary chronicling the large mammal migrations of Grand Teton National Park that released online November 8, 2023, showing how the park is biologically connected to distant habitats in Idaho and Wyoming. Read more »

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

The My Wild Land 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. Read more »

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Interstate-80 Wildlife Barrier Projects

Data collected by many researchers over decades has revealed that Interstate-80 is the single biggest barrier to big game animals in Wyoming — and perhaps the entire Northern Rockies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wind River Indian Reservation Mule Deer and Elk Migration Project

Large groups of elk (1,000+) have been routinely observed moving onto tribal lands in early winter, and migrating to lands managed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in the summer and fall.
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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.
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