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Path of the Pronghorn: Leading to Passages

December 11, 2013

Scientists from WCS have worked for over a decade to protect pronghorn migrating along a 100-mile long path to and from Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Jeff Burrell, WCS Northern Rockies Program Coordinator, knows that if this corridor is severed, pronghorn will be lost from the park.

Rise in Roadkill Requires New Solutions

May 16, 2013

The U.S. highway system includes more than 4 million miles of road. Roads crisscross even the most remote parts of the country, fragmenting habitat and causing regular encounters between motorists and wildlife.

A Conservation Solution to Vehicle-Wildlife Collisions

April 3, 2013

Writing an op-ed for the Casper Star-Tribune, WCS Conservation Scientist Jon Beckmann explores how pronghorn make their way through the western United States. Safe passages allow North America’s fastest land mammal to safely navigate the 100-mile route between Grand Teton National Park and Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin.

Wyoming’s Safe Passages Protect People and Pronghorn

October 15, 2012

WCS celebrates newly minted highway crossing structures that help keep Wyoming’s roads safe for drivers and ensure a healthy future for migrating pronghorn and other wildlife.

As Natural Gas Fields Grow, Pronghorn Habitat Shrinks

May 3, 2012

A five-year behavioral study shows that pronghorn in Wyoming are losing their wintering grounds to large-scale industrialization.

Path of the Pronghorn Leading to New Passages

November 2, 2011

As pronghorn set out on their long fall journey, new protections are underway to help them reach their destination. WCS conservationists Renee Seidler and Jon Beckmann describe the impressive migration, its formidable obstructions, and a few new ways around them.

The Wild West: A Pronghorn's Incredible Journey

September 22, 2010

WCS embarks on a huge study to ensure safer journeys for pronghorn through their migratory corridor in the American West.

Highways to Conservation

July 29, 2010

The new book Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife and Habitat Connectivity, edited by WCS-North America Program conservationists Jon Beckmann and Jodi Hilty, provides a roadmap for making wildlife-friendly thoroughfares to connect islands of habitat.

Idaho’s New State Troopers

October 29, 2009

Scientists from WCS and the Lava Lake Institute have found a new long-distance migration route for a population of pronghorn antelope in Idaho, hailed as the “true marathoners of the American West.”

Protecting the Pronghorn Path

June 18, 2008

The U.S. Forest Service designates the nation’s first wildlife migration corridor to protect the movement of North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn. These swift creatures number nearly half a million in Wyoming alone, but the proliferation of gas fields and housing development has sliced up much of their territory.

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