GPS and Radio-Telemetry

HWA maintains and manages a database of over one million GPS locations that have been collected as part of research on species such as mule deer, greater sage-grouse, elk, and raven.   We also have extensive experience in VHF-based ground and aerial tracking of difficult-to-follow wildlife including raptors, river otters, fishers, bats, black-footed ferrets, and Appalachian cottontails.  We use the latest equipment and analytical techniques to provide accurate and reliable information on wildlife including:

  • movement patterns and spatial ecology
  • resource selection
  • bias correction for habitat-related influences on fix success or location error
  • survival
  • response to human activity such as energy development
  • functional habitat connectivity