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‘Pronghorn Passage’ exhibition tells story of long, ancient migration

Pronghorn antelope make one of five river crossings during their migration from Grand Teton National Park to Wyoming’s Green River Basin. ©Joe Riis

Twice each year in Wyoming, more than 300 pronghorn antelope travel 120 miles ore more, moving from summer grounds along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park to winter range in the Upper Green River Basin. Starting next month, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo. will host an exhibition documenting how pronghorn use the 6,000-year-old route, which is one of the longest land migrations in North America. Continue Reading →

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Wyoming pronghorn acclimating to wildlife overpasses during fall migration

Pronghorn moving to and from the southern end of Grand Teton National Park appear to be adapting well to wildlife overpasses designed to alleviate a dangerous and long-standing bottleneck in their lengthy seasonal migrations. Sometimes referred to as pronghorn antelope, the swift and elusive animals have long been hampered by a difficult highway crossing at Trapper's Point, near Pinedale, Wyo., along part of their migration route that spans more than 100 miles. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton seeks fence-mending volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers are sought to help with a project in Grand Teton National Park that will replace the bottom strand of barbed wire on fencing with smooth wire located higher off the ground, allowing pronghorn antelope to more easily pass underneath.

In addition to free entry to Grand Teton National Park and the rest of America's federally managed public lands on Saturday, Sept. 28, volunteers will work to modify a fence to benefit wildlife. Grand Teton National Park will waive entrance fees (including commercial tour fees) on Sept. 28 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Continue Reading →

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BLM seeks Cody area volunteers to help make fences safer for sage grouse, antelope

Male sage grouse perform elaborate courtship displayes to attract a mate. (click to enlarge)

The Bureau of Land Management Cody, Wyo. field office is observing National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, with a project that will benefit sage-grouse and other wildlife in the area. Volunteers will modify net wire fencing in a greater sage-grouse core habitat and wildlife migration corridor on Emblem Bench, just south of the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Herd Management Area. Continue Reading →

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