Observations of elk movement patterns on Fossil Butte National Monument

WLCI Fact Sheet 6
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Abstract

The elk herd that frequents Fossil Butte National Monument, a subset of the West Green River elk population, provides visitors with seasonal opportunities to view an iconic species of the western United States. Throughout the year, these elk range across a variety of private, State, and Federal lands within close proximity to the Monument. These lands are managed differently for various uses which can create challenging wildlife-management issues and influence the herd’s seasonal movements and distribution. Research lead by the USGS investigates some of the factors associated with these seasonal changes.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title Observations of elk movement patterns on Fossil Butte National Monument
Series title WLCI Fact Sheet
Series number 6
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
Publisher location Rock Springs, WY
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Wyoming
Other Geospatial Fossil Butte National Monument
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N