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West Green River elk herd locations in southwestern Wyoming, 2005-2010

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2005-01-11
End Date
2010-03-11

Citation

Graves, T.A., Mikle, N.L., and Olexa, E.M., 2019, West Green River elk herd locations in southwestern Wyoming, 2005-2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F70K27SF.

Summary

Between 2005 and 2010, 61 adult female elk were trapped using a baited corral trap on Fossil Butte National Monument during winter. An additional 12 female elk were darted from a helicopter during the winter of 2007 near Cokeville, WY, located approximately 20 km northwest of the Monument. We affixed all elk with GPS collars programmed to collect location data every 5 hours. In total we collected 209,250 locations over the study period for ~141 elk years of data.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Tabitha A Graves
Originator :
Nathaniel L Mikle, Tabitha A Graves, Edward M Olexa
Metadata Contact :
Nathaniel L Mikle
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

Data were obtained to assess the timing of fall migration and its relation to the protected lands of Fossil Butte National Monument, as well as elk habitat selection and use of landscapes where communities of rare species live.

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