Plight of the Pronghorn

For 6,000 years, a pronghorn herd has migrated from present day Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming into the Upper Green River Valley, where the animals spend the winter before returning to the park in the spring. Over the past decade, a natural gas extraction boom has transformed the antelopes’ winter range into a spider web of roads, drilling rigs and compressors. Click here to watch a story about efforts to create a National Migration Corridor to protect this ancient pathway. The Story Group’s Daniel Glick and Ted Wood documented this historic conservation effort in Smithsonian magazine, and this video was also posted on Yale360’s site.

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