Tag: Central Mountains and Plains

mule deer
January 17, 2023

Journey through mule deer migration story map

Researchers have put together an immersive story map where readers can learn more about the migration of Rocky Mountain mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), particularly the journey of Deer 255, a...

migrating birds
January 11, 2023

Report sounds alarm on vanishing Great Salt Lake

A recent report by Brigham Young University researchers finds that Utah’s Great Salt Lake could disappear within five years unless dramatic steps are taken to reduce water consumption in the...

March 22, 2016

Reintroduced foxes don’t take completely to badlands

Swift foxes reintroduced to the badlands in South Dakota are struggling to adapt to some landscape features, though studies show healthy genetic diversity. “It’s very clear that the rugged terrain...

January 13, 2016

TWS 2015 Student Poster Winner: North Dakota Muskrats

When it comes to tracking the genetic similarity of one muskrat to another, the best thing to do is go the way the river flows, according to research presented at...

December 10, 2015

Are Bison Adopting Sedentary Eating Habits?

Bison that once roamed the continent in search of nutritious grass may be adapting to a wider diet to suit a more sedentary lifestyle. “If you’re going to be keeping...

December 7, 2015

Piping Plovers May Not Benefit From Watershed Drainage

Draining watersheds may not be helping federally threatened plovers, according to new research. “We could be continually making it harder for them to maintain and grow their population because there’s...

December 1, 2015

Wolf Pack Size Has Big Impact on Livestock Attacks

New information about the likelihood that a wolf pack will reattack livestock could give wildlife managers better tools to prevent such conflicts. “We found that the biggest factor that affected...

October 7, 2015

Wild Cam: TWS Member Tracks Wolverines in Wyoming

While they are known for their scent and ability to track prey themselves, there aren’t many large animals more elusive to researchers than the wolverine. But a new camera trap...