Estimating Elk Abundance and Herd Demographics
April 2020 - June 2023
- William Ford, Co-Principal Investigator
- Braiden Quinlan, Student
- Emily Thorne, Student
- 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.