Biologists in southwest Oregon wrapped up the first year of a study designed to monitor the movement of elk. What they found is the animals have most everything they need so they remain along the Oregon Coast.
“We try to help as much as we can by managing the species but we don’t own a lot of land as the state. So, we can provide the information to other agencies and tell them better ideas and habitat restoration projects to help these elk as they move in and out throughout the habitat,” Dominic Rocco, ODFW district wildlife biologist, told KVAL-TV.
Researchers placed collars on 20 elk to follow their movements, survival rates and use of habitat. Going forward, they plan on capturing and collaring more elk.
(Photo source: Gale Varland)