The room was full of conversation as over 30 volunteers from six states introduced themselves. In the front, a half dozen college students from Nebraska State College socialized. To their left, a 74-year-old Alaskan outfitter examined a data sheet. Behind him, a local 11-year-old, home-schooled girl and her mother relished in the possibility of sighting there first mountain goat ever. The colors of the team of volunteers were nothing short of bright. Breakfast, coffee, data sheets, and maps circulated around the room while everyone took their seats. Total strangers assembling in the name of conservation. The task at hand was...
In July of 2013 the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance (RMGA) climbed high into the Henry Mountains to survey a recently discovered population of Mountain Goats. With hopes of finding a minimum of 25 animals, a team of citizen scientists backpacked into goat country. This video is a collaboration of our findings. We are petitioning for the issuing of 2 Montana Mountain Goat tags for the fall of 2014 in this hunting district.
Montana FW&P has been assisting the Rocky Mountain Goat for decades. These conservational efforts have resulted in booming populations in non-native ranges such as the Bridger and Crazy mountain ranges. The Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance is committed to working in tandem with these state officials to expand habitat and solve population decline mysteries.