Experts Gather To Discuss Wildlife Migration Protection Strategies

Jun 5, 2018

The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) is holding a public one-day wildlife migration symposium Wednesday.

The group of eleven federal land managers in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are hoping to get a better understanding of how wildlife moves about on the Greater Yellowstone landscape.

GYCC’s chair Brian Glaspell said wildlife migration is a unique resource for the region and it highlights the need to manage this region differently.

“These long-distance migrations that still occur sort of highlight the importance of managing the area as a larger ecosystem and not as a bunch of separate jurisdictions or land management units.”

Glaspell said the good news is they’re ahead of the curve since there are still some functional migration routes.

“The conversation we hope to have is what can and should we do to keep what we’ve got, to preserve this really extraordinary national and international resource.”

The event will feature talks by researchers and representatives of Wyoming Game and Fish and Yellowstone National Park. The symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.