Hardcover pub. date
October 2018
ISBN 9780870719431 (hardcover)
9.625 x 13.25, 208 pages. Full color Illustrations throughout. Index.

Wild Migrations

Atlas of Wyoming's Ungulates

William J. Rudd, Matthew J. Kauffman, James E. Meacham, Hall Sawyer, Emilene Ostlind, and Alethea Y. Steingisser

Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates tells the story of the long-distance migrations that elk, mule deer, moose, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, bison, and mountain goats make each spring and fall across the landscapes of the American West. This book is the definitive synthesis of these epic journeys as seen through the eyes of the biologists and wildlife managers who have studied the ungulates, or hoofed mammals, of Wyoming.

A century and a half ago, the push of western expansion persecuted these great herds, and some were lost. In the early twentieth century, a new ethic of wildlife conservation helped big game populations recover as the West was settled. Today many of these herds again roam Wyoming’s mountains and plains. Now for the first time, scientists armed with new satellite technology are discovering and describing ungulate migrations in detail never seen before.

Each spread in this full color book investigates an ecological, historical, or conservation aspect of migration through clear and compelling maps, graphics, and photos. Using a narrative style that is both accessible and scientifically rigorous, this atlas tells the nuanced story of wildlife migration, the scientists who are studying it, and the conservationists who are working to keep wild migrations flowing across western landscapes. Wild Migrations is the perfect library addition for any reader interested in wildlife and landscapes of the American West, including hunters, students, biologists, land managers, decision-makers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Learn more about the Wyoming Migration Initiative on their website: http://migrationinitiative.org/

About the author

William J. Rudd is cofounder of Wyoming Migration Initiative. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Matthew J. Kauffman is a professor of Environmental Studies at University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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James E. Meacham is director of the University of Oregon InfoGraphics Laboratory, where he specializes in cartography and geographic information systems research.

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Hall Sawyer is a biologist and project manager with Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc., in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Emilene Ostlind is founding editor of Western Confluence Magazine and communiations coordinator at the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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Alethea Y. Steingisser is a cartographic project manager at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

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"I could look at this atlas, at the pictures, the graphics, and the maps, all day."
-Michelle Church, Cartographic Perspectives

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