MANAGING ELK AT THE WILDLAND-RANGELAND INTERFACE
Mobile species connect ecological communities and cross geopolitical boundaries. This conundrum presents unique challenges, but also exciting opportunities to ask novel research questions and find creative conservation solutions. I work with partners at the University of Nevada, Reno and the US National Park Service to study the movement and behavior of threatened tule elk in northern California. We use data from GPS collars and high resolution satellite images to re-create historic environmental conditions and better understand how elk and livestock interact in a changing environment.
Project funded by: US National Park Service