Tracking a shrinking pronghorn population

 

Madeline Weiss

Adele Reinking locates a collar in the field with a radio telemetry device that clicks as she nears the site.

The pronghorn population in Wyoming has seen a decline, and University of Wyoming graduate student Adele Reinking has been collaring females from various herds hoping to learn why.

Part of her research takes place in the Carbon County area, and Reinking has been receiving help from the Rawlins Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office to gather the dropped collars and data about the animals. The collared pronghorn are female, as is typical for studies about population, Reinking said.

A number of factors can contribute to population decline, including environmental factors, like harsh w...



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