Projects documenting wildlife movement

The Wildlife Migration Initiative and its many partners are leading a major effort to document and preserve the movements of wildlife in Utah. To accomplish this mission, research and monitoring projects are being conducted for a variety of animals throughout the state. These projects involve capturing animals and fitting them with advanced tracking devices that, in some cases, provide near real-time locations for the animals.

For a summary of ongoing projects in Eagle Mountain, the I-80 and I-84 corridor, the Zion hunt unit and the Paunsaugunt hunt unit, see the Utah Action Plan for Secretarial Order 3362.

The information generated from these projects is vital to land-use planning decisions and is used by agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Utah Department of Transportation, just to name a few. The information is also used by a wide variety of conservation groups. The map below provides the locations of the projects and a summary of the work being conducted. Click on the species’ icons to find out more information about each project.