New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Seeks Help Locating Moose to Collar for Population Study
The resident biologist and his team at NYS DEC Region 5 need moose for a population study they are working on and they need your help.
The study, designed to determine how many moose there are in the Adirondacks, where they live, and if the population is on the increase or decline, is a long-term project of the DEC, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Cornell University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
The first step in the study is to get GPS collars on a few cow moose so their wanderings about the Adirondacks can be tracked. According to Ed Reed, Regional Wildlife Manager (and resident biologist), the team has four stunning GPS collars ready to be custom fitted on some lucky cow moose. Larger, expanding collars suitable for bull moose are ordered and will be available in next year’s Adirondack moose winter collection.
Since moose don’t usually volunteer for duty, the department has asked the public to call in any moose sightings. This is your chance to tell your Adirondack moose story!
If you see a moose, please report it immediately to the DEC at 518-897-1291. DEC appreciates the public’s assistance with this effort to learn more about New York State’s largest mammal. Click here for more information on moose.