Montana to Use Bitterroot Elk Research in Management

After years of evaluating elk survival and recruitment in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, state officials are planning the next steps for managing the area’s elk herd. Earlier this year, the University of Montana and the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MTFWP) published the study’s scientific findings and management recommendations in a final report. This …

Bitterroot Elk Project Fall Progress Report

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and the University of Montana are now in the second year of a three-year project investigating the influence of predation, habitat, and nutrition on elk population dynamics. As we approach the end of the second summer of intensive calf survival monitoring, we continue to see lion predation as the dominant …