Disappearing Elk: Loving Our Wild Places to Death
- Virtual Event via Crowdcast
Colorado’s Eagle and Roaring Fork valleys have suffered a substantial decline in the elk population in recent decades. Simultaneously, human development and activity in the area have skyrocketed. Paul Millhouser set out to find science-based proof of the connection suspected by experts and laypeople alike. The story turned out to be a little more complicated—and alarming—than expected.
About the speaker
Paul Millhouser is a landscape ecologist and GIS specialist for Rocky Mountain Wild whose research focuses on the impact of human development on wildlife and on wildlife migration. He received his Master of Geographic Information Systems from Penn State. The Rocky Mountains are his primary research area, but he has also worked on studies of Africa and Mongolia.