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Game and Fish Commission to consider ungulate migration corridor strategy in January

At its meeting next week the Commission will consider potential advances in migration corridor conservation.

1/21/2016 11:54:02 AM

Cheyenne - The migration corridors of ungulates like mule deer, pronghorn and elk in Wyoming are some of the longest in North America. Over the past several years, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and other researchers have continued studying the migration of big game animals and, with its Commission and partners, Game and Fish has highlighted the need to conserve the documented routes. At its meeting next week the Commission will consider potential advances in migration corridor conservation.

The upcoming meeting is set for January 28-29 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s headquarters in Cheyenne. The meeting will also be live-streamed on the Internet. Learn more and watch here. During the meeting the Commission will hear the Department’s proposed strategy for conserving big game migration corridors. The proposed strategy has been revised since the first presentation in November. “The updates we made to our migration corridor strategy are based on a compilation of Commission feedback, public input and stakeholder collaboration,” said Scott Smith, Deputy Chief of the Wildlife Division.

The proposed strategy the Commission will consider includes four actions developed to conserve migration corridors. The full proposal is available for the public to view on the Game and Fish Commission website. The strategy has been reframed to include proactive measures to conserve migration routes by examining potential threats and having the Department review and comment to partners on a case-by-case basis.

(Wyoming Game and Fish (307) 777-4600)

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