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Understanding the Ecology of Mountain Goats: The Long-Term Study of Caw Ridge

April 1, 2010

Wild Lands Advocate article, April 2010, by Steeve D. Cote

The mountain goat is one of the least-studied ungulates in North America. It is a unique species sensitive to harvesting and thus cannot be managed in the same manner as other large herbivores. A decline in mountain goat populations in west-central Alberta during the 1980s prompted the initiation of a long-term research program on the ecology, population dynamics, and management of mountain goats on Caw Ridge.

Read the article: 20100400_ar_wla_goats_cote.pdf

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