Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

Evaluating occupancy estimation and abundance relationships as an alternative method for ungulate abundance surveys

January 2015 - June 2017


Participating Agencies

  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Project will test a camera-based occupancy estimation method that exploits the steep side of the occupancy-abundance relationship to estimate ungulate abundance. Critical components of grid cell size, habitat relationships and camera distribution will be examined.