Wildlife-Livestock Interaction

  • Informing the Elk Debate - The current elk conflict is highly visible and hotly debated in part because of a general lack of information on resource status that parties on all sides believe. This site works to provide that information. From the State of Arizona, US Forest Service, and University of Arizona.
  • The Influence of Grazing Systems and Grazing Intensity on Nongame Birds in North Dakota Grasslands: A two year study to determine the effects of four levels of grazing intensity on nongame birds. Results are issued as two separate reports: 2002 (linked here) and 2001 (go to http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/streeter/2001report/nongame_birds.htm). From the NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center.
  • USGS National Wildlife Health Center: One of eighteen science and technology centers in the Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • USU wolf report provokes growls: An article in Deseret News about a new report from Utah State University titled "Wolves in Utah: An Analysis of Potential Impacts and Recommendations for Management." which debunks much of the criticism against wolf reintroductions and says that Utah could, in theory, support up to 700 wolves, but more realistically that number would be about 200, most scattered through potential wolf habitat in the Bear River Range, the Uinta Mountains and the Book Cliffs.
  • Wolves in Utah: An Analysis of Potential Impacts and Recommendations for Management: Reviews the potential of wolves in Utah and makes predictions regarding the social and economic impacts of wolf recolonization on the livestock industry, on hunter success, and on wildlife managers, and then makes recommendations on possible ways to mitigate these impacts. From the College of Natural Resources, Utah State University.