MOOSE IN THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE REGION
EMERGING THREAT TO MOOSE
Fifty moose died last winter in Jackson, WY. This is nearly one-quarter of the population in the area. One possible cause of these deaths could be winter ticks. Moose across North America have been plagued by winter ticks and die-offs are happening in other states such as Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Vermont; devastating herds at an alarming rate. In the last ten years, nearly 60% of Vermont’s moose population has disappeared. If this continues, local moose populations could be extinct in ten years.
OUR UNIQUE AND SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
VIEW is working with state and federal agencies to identify and mitigate the health issues facing moose in the Greater Yellowstone area. Implementing our proven Wildlife Health Program is essential to identifying the cause of sky-rocketing moose mortalities and developing practices and protocols to address, treat, or eliminate the issues.