Wildlife

Many of our nation’s public lands provide critical habitat for wildlife species. Larger animals such as bear, mountain lion and elk, need bigger areas of unspoiled land to survive. They must be able to wander across extensive land corridors to forage for food and find healthy mates.

Wildlife habitats are under increasing pressures from energy development, off-road vehicle use and landscape fragmentation.

As landscapes alter due to climate change, wildlife populations must be able to shift their existing ranges and migration routes. Wildlife corridors are critical to this adaptation and without them animal species will be unable to find the suitable ranges, migration routes, mates and food necessary to survive.

EcoFlight works with its conservation partners to protect critical wildlife corridors and habitat which are vital to maintaining and preserving healthy wildlife populations in a warming world.

 


 

 


Wildlife by state
Colorado
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
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FLIGHTS: Wildlife
Colorado, I-70 Wildlife Bridge
State: Colorado
Region: Vail Pass
Description: Interstate 70 is often called the Berlin Wall to Colorado’s wildlife, because it presents an almost impassable barrier to animals migrating between the southern and northern parts of the state. There are several points where wildlife can go under the highway, but they are not always located where animals traditionally cross. read more...
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - Whitebark Pinebeetle
State: Montana, Wyoming
Description: The Whitebark Pine is the main pine tree found at high elevations throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A beetle epidemic that's killing trees across the Rocky Mountain region has taken an especially heavy toll on Whitebark Pine trees and the grizzly bears who depend on them... read more
Montana - Waterton Glacier National Park
State: Montana
Description: The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is part of a large preserved ecosystem known as the "Crown of the Continent." Virtually all the plants and animals which existed at the time European explorers first entered the region are present in the park today... read more
Montana, Gallatin Crest - Wildlife
State: Montana
Region: Gallatin Mountain Range
Description: The Gallatin Mountain Range is a backyard playground for the growing communities of Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston, Gardiner, and West Yellowstone. But for hundreds of years, it's been a more permanent home for wild populations of grizzly, elk, and elusive wolverines. Read More...
Utah - Beaver Management Plan
State: Utah
Region: Southern Utah
Description: EcoFlight flew a team over southern Utah to look at potential locations for beaver reintroduction. The Grand Canyon Trust is working on a new Utah beaver management plan. Acting as the ground troops (air troops in our case) they are looking at 82 streams in the state for suitable beaver habitat... read more
Wyoming - Mule Deer Migration
State: Wyoming
Region: Red Desert to Hoback
Description: The longest ungulate migration ever recorded in the lower 48 was recently discovered by a group of researchers at the University of Wyoming. Migration routes of mule deer were found to extend 150 miles from the Red Desert via the Wind River Range to its northernmost point of Hoback Junction in the Wyoming Range.
Wyoming - Pronghorn Migration
State: Wyoming
Region: Jackson Area
Description: Bruce Gordon narrates an informative video about pronghorn migration in Wyoming.  This video also covers the potential problems associated with natural gas drilling in Wyoming's Pinedale and Jonah regions and how that could affect animal migration corridors... read more
Wyoming, McCullough Peaks - Wild Horses
State: Wyoming
Region: The McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area - Near Cody, WY
Description: The BLM manages herd populations under the direction of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971. The McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area (HMA) is located 12 to 27 miles east of Cody (70 miles east of Yellowstone Park) and encompasses 109,814 acres of land... read more