Nicolas Lenze 12.27.21
One of the keys to preserving our natural resources, more specifically the four-legged ones, is understanding how they move. Migration patterns are key. Knowing where animals are going gives us insights into why they’re going there. Are they moving toward food? Are they moving away from predators or human developments? These are the questions that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is looking to answer. To that end, they have done what they do best. The RMEF has just committed $180,000 to help with elk migration research.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Coverage on AllOutdoor
“The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided $180,000 in funding from its Torstenson Family Endowment to help continue critical elk migration corridor mapping across the West.
The grant to the University of Wyoming assists west-wide corridor mapping work, conducted collaboratively by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and western state wildlife agencies. The migration work is coordinated through the USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, based on the campus in Laramie.”
RMEF Adds $180,000 To Elk Migration Research Fund
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has given this grant to the University of Wyoming to assist with west-wide corridor mapping work. The mapping will be done alongside the U.S. Geological Survey, and aims to use mapping data to help our four-legged friends. In 2020, the team of biologists and researchers finished the first volume, which successfully mapped 42 migrations and nine winter ranges. This funding from the RMEF will be used to chart the migration patterns of 17 new elk herds.
If you want to learn more about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, how they help, and how you can assist in their mission, read more on their website. You can also get more updates and content from RMEF when you follow them on social media. Like follow, and subscribe on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Keep taking care of our natural resources!