Meredith Fontana

Integrated carnivore-ungulate management: a case study in west-central Montana

Join us for our next webinar “Integrated carnivore-ungulate management: a case study in west-central Montana” in our Conservation Webinar Series taking place on April 14th at 07:00 p.m. on Zoom!

Understanding the effectiveness of harvest regulations to manipulate population abundances is a priority for wildlife managers, and reliable methods are needed to monitor populations. Kelly Proffitt, wildlife biologist at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks – Wildlife Division will be presenting on integrated carnivore-ungulate management based on a case study in west-central Montana.

About the Case Study

Kelly Proffitt and her team used an observational before after‐control‐treatment approach to evaluate a case study in west‐central Montana, USA, that applied conservative ungulate harvest together with liberalized carnivore harvest to achieve short‐term decreases in carnivore abundance and increases in ungulate recruitment.

They found that the carnivore harvest treatment resulted in short‐term demographic responses in elk populations, and more sustained carnivore harvest treatments would be necessary to achieve longer‐term elk population demographic responses.

Recording of the Webinar

Alternatively, watch the Facebook Live video.

 

FAQ

I am interested in attending the webinar but unable to join on March 31. Will the webinar be recorded? 

Yes! The webinar will be recorded and made available on YouTube in our BCWF Conservation Webinar Series Playlist and in the tab ‘Live’ on Facebook. We also link to the recordings of all previous webinars on our Conservation Webinar Series webpage.

I have registered for the Zoom webinar but I am unable to attend. How do I receive a recording of the webinar? 

No problem, 24 hours after the Zoom webinar has ended, all registrants will receive an email with the link to the recording on YouTube and Facebook Live video.

Will my questions be responded to? 

We give our best to respond to all questions coming in from Zoom and Facebook during the webinar. However, due to time constraints, we offer to collect the questions that were not responded to and upload the responses to them after the webinar on the Conservation Webinar Series webpage under “Previous Webinars”.

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