The School of Environment and Natural Resources' Environmental Professionals Network hosts a monthly breakfast series with compelling speakers on important innovative topics at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus - open to all!
Caribou, grizzly bears, bison, and many more megafauna and countless bird species rely upon a major migration corridor of western North America spanning the Yellowstone-to-Yukon (Y2Y) region. Y2Y extends more than 3,400 kilometers from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the western United States to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon Territory of Canada. These species are impacted by roads and other human infrastructure developed throughout the corridor.
Enter the Room to Roam: Y2Y Wildlife Movements (Room2Roam) project. Room2Roam is funded through the NASA Ecological Forecasting Program and is accelerating data analysis and coordination to improve wildlife management efforts across borders. With coordination from Ohio State’s Dr. Gil Bohrer and representatives of seven agencies and conservation groups from First Nations, Canadian provinces and territories, and American states, launched this project from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in 2022.
This project utilizes a new interactive platform to allow groups to design and share methods to process and assess wildlife monitoring data. Managers are utilizing this project’s emergent tools and receiving automated analysis for, near-real-time alerts to identify and respond to potential threats, and connections to information about the conditions experienced by wildlife, such as weather and land use.
This project links communities across this diverse geographic range with wildlife managers, statisticians and modelers and the data resources of NASA to improve wildlife management in the Rocky Mountains. Collaborative conservation work in this region can lead to increases in protected land and public support for maintaining migration corridors in the region.
With support from Ohio State's Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), join this EPN event to learn more about this incredible research and partnership endeavor, and its implications for land and resource managers in Ohio and beyond.
This program will be livestreamed on the EPN YouTube page. Additional information on livestream connections are available to those who register as a virtual participant for this event.
Please visit the host's site for information about the event and how to register.