Feb 26

Restoring Pronghorn Migration Routes: A Presentation by the National Parks Conservation Association

Yellowstone Forever is pleased to host a presentation by the National Park Conservation Association (NPCA) this Wednesday evening, February 28, at the Yellowstone Forever facilities in Gardiner, Montana. Attendees will learn about challenges impacting Yellowstone’s pronghorn migration, the work the NPCA is doing to improve and restore historic migration routes, and how the general public can get involved.

Event Details:

WHAT: Restoring Historic Migration Routes: NPCA’s Pronghorn Friendly Fencing Campaign Presentation

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Yellowstone Forever, 308 E. Park St, Gardiner, MT

CONTACT: Please reach out to Garret Visser with any questions at [email protected] or 406.320.2226.

About the NPCA campaign:

For thousands of years, Yellowstone’s northern pronghorn have migrated from their summer habitat inside Yellowstone National Park to critical wintering grounds north and west of the park. Over the last half-century, this historic migration route has been severely reduced by development and fences. Unable to easily navigate these fences, the pronghorn herd size in this region decreased substantially a decade ago.

To restore this historic path and provide pronghorn with more accessible habitat, National Parks Conservation Association has removed or modified over 30 miles of fence in the Paradise Valley and outside of West Yellowstone. This project has not only helped to improve migration corridors, but it has also engaged over 700 local volunteers, students, and landowners to cooperatively restore this ancient path.

Photo: Pronghorn © Jim Kruger | iStockphoto