Disappearing Elk

Disappearing Elk: Loving Our Wild Places to Death

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Virtual Event via Crowdcast
A community talk with researcher Paul Millhouser, revealing his findings about the impacts of regional development on wildlife and wildlife migration

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.

Join us for this virtual presentation and Q&A on Crowdcast, presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, Keep Routt Wild and Rocky Mountain Wild.

About the speaker

Paul Millhouser

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.

Disappearing Elk Research Resources

Read Paul Millhouser's full research report (44 pages) here.

Read the report summary (9 pages) here.