Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Researchers Map Migration Routes With An Eye To Protecting Wildlife http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/researchers-map-migration-routes-eye-protecting-wildlife <p>Wyoming has some of the longest wildlife migration routes in the U.S. Animals travel in some cases over 100 miles from summer ranges to winter habitats. Protecting the migration routes is important for maintaining healthy populations. But land managers and other decision makers often don’t actually know where the animals travel. Now, scientists are tracking their routes. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p><p>(Sound of deer walking along streambed)</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:41:35 +0000 Willow Belden 55014 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Researchers Map Migration Routes With An Eye To Protecting Wildlife Study on wolves and elk could provide predator management tips for ranchers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-wolves-and-elk-could-provide-predator-management-tips-ranchers <p>New research shows that wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem tend to shadow herds of elk.</p><p></p><p>Matt Kauffman with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is one of the report’s authors. He says their findings could help ranchers protect their livestock, because elk often graze among cattle.</p><p>“When ranchers move their cattle into grazing allotments that overlap with those resident elk areas, that might be a time to increase the amount of attention they pay to those cattle, with range riders and that type of thing,” Kauffman said.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:36:21 +0000 Willow Belden 36173 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study on wolves and elk could provide predator management tips for ranchers UW Researchers study effects of sage grouse core areas on other species http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-researchers-study-effects-sage-grouse-core-areas-other-species <p>The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is getting started with a new study about sage grouse core areas. Matt Kauffman heads the group, and he joins us now to talk about the study. Matt, tell us what you’re trying to find out.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:27:46 +0000 Willow Belden 33795 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Researchers study effects of sage grouse core areas on other species