On the Elk Trail: Episode 1 – Camera Trapping

In 2018 a biologist and a filmmaker used camera traps to film the entire fall migration of an elk herd in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of western Wyoming.

NOTE: this article was originally published to MigrationInitiative.org

CREDITS:
WYOMING MIGRATION INITIATIVE PRESENTS:
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE University of Wyoming AND Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

“ON THE ELK TRAIL: A WYOMING MIGRATION MINISERIES”

BY GREGORY NICKERSON AND TRAVIS ZAFFARANO
EDITORS: BEN KRAUSHAAR AND GREGORY NICKERSON
ANIMATION AND CARTOGRAPHY: UNIVERSITY OF OREGON INFOGRAPHICS LAB

Special thanks to the team who hiked and skied to check cameras:
Greg Anderson, Biologist, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Sara Domek, National Bighorn Sheep Center
Nick Dobric, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Thanks for production and permitting support:
Matthew Kauffman, Plum Schultz, Kimmie Takaki
Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Joanna Merson, Alethea Steingisser, Jim Meacham, University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
Elizabeth Traver, Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming WyCEHG
Justin Hawkins, Anita Harper, Shoshone National Forest, Permit #WAP 546.

Thank you to our funders:
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Knobloch Family Foundation, and Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition.

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