9 July 2014

Saving Minnesota’s Vanishing Moose

For the week of July 13th, 2014

Minnesota’s moose population is declining dramatically and researchers are scrambling to find out why. Since the 1990s, the number of moose in the western part of the state has dropped from about 4,000 to around 100. In the Arrowhead Region, the moose population is down by more than half. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Professor James Forester joins us to discuss this alarming trend and what—if anything—can be done to save the state’s moose.

  • Guest: James Forester, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota
  • Issues: The importance of studying and protecting Minnesota moose; The decline of moose populations in northern and western Minnesota; New research tracking the cause of death of individual moose
  • Part 1

    Part 1

  • Part 2

    Part 2