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Remotely sensed elk locations on the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming, 2017-2019


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Graves, T.A., Yarnall, M.J., Johnston, A.N., Preston, T.M., Chong, G.W., Cole, E.K., Janousek, W.M., and Cross, P.C., 2021, Remotely sensed elk locations on the National Elk Refuge, Wyoming, 2018-2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Remotely sensed elk locations were derived from satellite and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) imagery collected during the winter of 2018 and the winter and spring of 2019 at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming and compared to locations from Global Positioning System (GPS) collars from 2017 - 2019. This data release provides the source, date, time, latitude, and longitude of elk locations and the type of analyses the location data were used for in the accompanying manuscript by Graves and others 2021. DOI will be provided once supplied by the journal.


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Elk locations were collected on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Elk Refuge, Wyoming to examine 1) changes in aggregation associated with supplemental feeding and 2) compare data sources and ways of measuring density. Density provides information for adaptive management for many reasons. It may be useful for mitigating risk of disease such as brucellosis or chronic wasting disease (CWD).



  • Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9GF8YYP
USGS_ScienceCenter Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
USGS_MissionArea Ecosystems
USGS_keywords Ecology, Remote Sensing, Wildlife Disease

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