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

Virginia Project

Estimating Elk Abundance and Herd Demographics

April 2020 - June 2023


Participating Agencies

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

After being extirpated in Virginia since the late 1960s, elk have been reintroduced to the southwest Coalfields. Efforts are underway to understand movements and habitat use, develop monitoring techniques and assess areas for herd expansion.