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High Plains American Indian Research Institute (HPAIRI)

Mailing: Dept 3355, 1000 E. University Ave.

Physical: 200 S. 10th St.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.8967

Email: HPAIRI@uwyo.edu

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Conservation and Migration

As many know elk and mule deer travel vast distances each year in search of food, suitable climate and breeding/birthing grounds. This process has gone on since before colonization and will continue to happen assuming conservation tactics remain in place. 

The Wind River Reservation is home to over 10,000 elk and plays an important role in tracking elk habits and research. Migration patterns can explain disease's that transfer between ungulates and into livestock. Monitoring these patters helps better understand herd population and breeding/survival rates.

Programs such as the Wyoming Migration Initiative partner with the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho to study these migration routes on the 2.2 million acres in the Wind River Reservation. Culturally, these migration patterns help explain the historical preservation of elk on the reservation and grasp an understanding of artifacts preserved, that can be found in our digital library. HPAIRI is proud to work along side Federal, State and Tribal Fish and Game with the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Having a better understanding of the scientific significance and historical preservation of elk and all species on the Wind River Reservation would not be possible without the support of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people.


The Wind River Reservation migration initiative can be found here

Contact Us

High Plains American Indian Research Institute (HPAIRI)

Mailing: Dept 3355, 1000 E. University Ave.

Physical: 200 S. 10th St.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.8967

Email: HPAIRI@uwyo.edu

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