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Wyoming Migration Initiative

Principal Investigator: Bill Rudd

Co-Investigator: Shannon Albeke

Other Personnel: Teal Wyckoff, Jalynda Mckay


Project Dates: 2012 - Present

Funding Sponsor: Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, US Geological Survey.


Websites: Wyoming Migration Initiative Research Description, Wyoming Migration Initiative Data Viewer

Project Description: The Wyoming Migration Initiative partnered with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) to develop a secure database for Wyoming’s GPS movement studies. We have obtained, reviewed, and standardized the participating studies to make data consistent and comparable, and have built a suite of analytical tools into the online viewer to gain insights into the archived movement data. These tools allow individuals to access and explore GPS movement data whether they are managers, biologists, or curious members of the general public. The database and viewer are now a standard archive for ungulate movement data in Wyoming and a durable resource for the state and region.

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