Every year, wildlife and specially ungulate species encounter as they travel along their habitat, fence structures that act as barriers to their migration. In 2018 Wild Utah Project and Yellowstone to Uintas Connection initiated a project that aims to improve wildlife migration along the Bear River Range. In order to mitigate the effects of fence structures to wildlife migration, our two organizations will be working in collaboration with parcel owners to implement fence-retrofitting practices. Identification of the most critical parcels is currently being done by Wild Utah Project GIS Lab by implementing GIS analysis to wildlife migration models and other geographic data. Here, we present the results of the ongoing GIS analysis and provide access to a series of interactive maps that allows users to see the location of the project area, high priority parcels, and identified migration paths in the Bear River Range.
Project Area Map
Current project area extends from south-east Idaho to north-west Utah
Access this map to see general boundaries of the project as well as counties and watersheds boundaries.
Map shows a collection of datasets that we have use as a reference or as input data in our GIS analysis.
High priority parcels for fence-retrofitting in utah
Results of our GIS analysis showing the location of the most critical parcels along migration corridors. Parcels displayed in this map are located at bottleneck areas along corridors. Click on each of the parcels to gain access to additional information.
Parcel Pre-selection - Idaho
Map contains the results of a parcel pre-selection using the intersection between wildlife linkages identified by the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Division and parcel data for Franklin Co. Results shown in this map are preliminary and Wild Utah Project is currently processing and analyzing GPS-collar data in order to conduct a comprehensive analysis for this area of the project.