Moose populations in Vermont and New Hampshire have undergone a rapid decline for a variety of reasons, including Winter Ticks. We join Jake Debow, a graduate student of the University of Vermont and biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, to trek through deep snow near Maidstone Lake in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to find out more about the plight of Moose in the region and the ongoing research and monitoring efforts. Debow and the rest of the team has collared over 90 Moose to help them understand mortality rates, productivity and health. Join us as we track a cow and her calf and attempt to get urine samples that give these researchers clues to their nutritional health and learn what might be changing Moose populations across the region.
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- See a map and images of observations at iNaturalist Vermont, a project of the Vermont Atlas of Life
- Add your observations of Moose and other wildlife to the map at iNaturalist Vermont
- Read the Moose fact sheet from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
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