Greater Wasatch • Entered by Di Allison on February 26, 2021

Wildlife Migration in the West: Federal-State collaborations in Mapping Migrations

January 27, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 0
Post Admin hours 0.25
Activity Hours 1.25
Participants 1
Total Hours 1.5

Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)

Short Description of Activity

Webinar supported by PEW with different states sharing what they are doing, how they are collaborating with migration information since the animals don’t just stay in one state as they move; discussed what kind of decisions this kind of data could lead to in the future; ‘perils’ of releasing some of the data etc.

Reflection/Evaluation

All of this is new material for me and it was really interesting to see that some states have much experience while others admit they are in the early stages of mapping migrating herds. Also, heartening to hear them express importance of this data sharing in light of the habitats changing with climate change, how animals will respond to that and potential for migration of invasive species.

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