Migratory ungulates have shaped the American landscape for thousands of years. Increased human development has stopped or shorted many of these migrations. The master's project team examined the current conservation efforts aimed at long-distance ungulate migration corridors in the Western U.S. by focusing on three case studies:
- Grand Teton National Park Pronghorn: Upper Green River Basin, WY;
- Clarks Fork and Cody Elk, Absaroka Divide, WY; and
- Round Valley Mule Deer, Sierra Nevada, CA.
The team assessed the management, policy, and communication strategies used in these case studies to inform the decision-making and conservation efforts of individuals, organizations, and land managers working on over-land migration corridors. The team produced a comprehensive project report as well as condensed scientific and policy pieces targeted to specific audience needs.
- Terrestrial ecosystems
- Environmental policy and planning
- Good judgment
- Real estate law
Skills, knowledge and contacts necessary to address complex, multi-jurisdictional natural resource issues in the Rocky Mountain West. Also, land use issues, particularly the use of conservation easements.
Report/case study drawing on project documents and records for possible presentation to various audiences.
- Diane Sherman, JD/MS Environmental Policy and Planning
- Erika Hasle, MS Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Jose G Gonzalez, MS Behavior, Education, and Communication
- Andrew Fotinos, MS Environmental Policy and Planning
- Elizabeth Nysson, MS Environmental Policy and Planning
- Greg Sampson, JD/MS Conservation Biology