New Book Highlights Migration Routes
Written by andrew-rossi on November 14, 2018
The first-ever atlas of ungulate migration was released last week, detailing the ecology and conservation of migratory big-game species.
According to the authors, the book, which focuses on mule deer, elk and pronghorn in Wyoming, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and adjacent Western states, is aimed at a popular audience and reflects six years of research and writing, built on a century of Game and Fish migration research.
“Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates” is a result of a collaboration between wildlife biologists at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon. The book also draws on the longtime experience and expertise of wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and other experts and historians from around the West.
Authors of the book “Wild Migrations” will be doing a presentation at the Cody Theatre tomorrow night at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Muley Fanatic Foundation – Yellowstone Chapter, Wyoming Outdoorsmen, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, Legends Bookstore and The Cody Theatre.
Travis Zaffarano, Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Photo