Atlas of Wildlife Migration
Although there is considerable interest in conserving ungulate migration routes in Wyoming, the full story of these journeys has never been told. The Atlas of Wildlife Migration celebrates Wyoming’s ungulate migrations by combining wildlife science and cartography. It seeks to bring attention to these migrations and catalyze their conservation through education and synthesis.
Migration Database and viewer
This project gives agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public the ability to explore movement data behind Wyoming's diverse ungulate migrations and, where appropriate, incorporate this information into their work. This is the first time that GPS collar studies conducted in Wyoming have been centralized in a consistent, readily accessible, database and online viewer.
Red Desert to Hoback Migration Assessment
We recently discovered the longest mule deer migration ever recorded, where animals migrate 150 miles through western Wyoming from low-elevation winter ranges in the Red Desert to the high mountain slopes surrounding the Hoback Basin. Our assessment provides a detailed account of this unique migration and relevant information to focus management and conservation efforts.

To assist in the Wyoming Migration Initiative’s mission to share our research with a broader audience, we now have a presence on both Twitter and Facebook!

Staff writer for the Casper Star Tribune Christine Peterson recently highlighted new research conducted by researchers at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and U.S.

The University of Wyoming recently highlighted research examining how Sage Grouse Core Areas may also benefit mule deer.

Greg Nickerson of WyoFile recently reported on a study investigating Bighorn Sheep in the Jackson region.

A recent editorial piece from the Casper Star-Tribune highlights ongoing efforts to conserve migration routes in Wyoming, specifically the Red Desert to Hoback Basin mule deer migration route.

Featured Video
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30h anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. To commemorate these acts, WMI researchers examined how wilderness areas are used by Wyoming’s migratory ungulates. Read more