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


Moose Habitat on the Flathead Indian Reservation

January 2024 - January 2028


Participating Agencies

We are investigating moose habitat on the Flathead Indian Reservation (FIR) to help inform conservation decisions. Moose population declines are evident in the area, with no conclusive evidence for the cause. Understanding factors that contribute to local declines will become increasingly important for moose conservation as ecological systems continue to change. Successful management of moose habitat in turn requires understanding how the species use their habitat. In collaboration with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, this study aims to understand and predict moose habitat relationships. The knowledge gained by this study will help inform conservation decisions, such as where to potentially designate FIR Moose Conservation Management Areas and where and how to focus habitat management to benefit moose.