Since 2005, the National Elk Refuge and Wyoming Game & Fish Department have been monitoring elk distribution through the use of tracking collars.
Elk location data collected from the collars help wildlife managers map elk movement and habitat use, design hunting seasons to meet objectives, monitor the effects of wolves on elk density, and evaluate the effects of elk density on potential disease transmission.
This research project is made possible by our partnership with the Grand Teton Association.
Grand Teton Association (GTA), founded in 1937, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and has a long history of supporting education, interpretation, and research initiatives of agency partners, which includes the National Elk Refuge. GTA donates 100% of profits towards the stewardship of public lands in the Teton region