New Video Series Makes Migration Easier to Digest

A pair of bull elk forge through snow along their autumn migration route near Dubois, Wyoming.

The Wyoming Migration Initiative recently launched Migration Minute, a new video series packed with the latest science on big game migrations. Through vivid imagery and animations, it shows just what researchers are uncovering, so audiences can better understand the pressing issues facing migratory herds in the American West. Before the COVID pandemic dominated the news, big game migrations were making…

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About “Surfing The Green Wave”


The Green Wave is a term used by researchers that has helped describe migrating mule deer movements as they follow the highest quality forage up the mountain in the Spring. “Whether they migrate 10 miles or 100 miles, animals make these incremental steps that coincide with green up as it moves across the landscape, largely elevational-based, as they move towards…

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Western Wyoming Mule Deer Research with Kevin Monteith

Doe and Fawn Running Away

Few people are as immersed in rocky mountain mule deer science as Dr. Kevin Monteith. Dr. Monteith and his team are working to inform wildlife management decisions, “one data point at a time,” as Kevin says. A large portion of the information they have gathered is rooted in the migrations, habitat, and behavior of mule deer in the Wyoming Range….

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