Mountain Goat Study Area
The Mountain Goat Study Area covers approximately 270 square miles and is home to a significant population of mountain goats which are a unique species adapted to living in high-altitude environments. The region is characterized by rugged mountain terrain, alpine meadows, and glacial valleys. The primary purpose of the Mountain Goat Study Area is to monitor and manage the population of mountain goats in the region to ensure their survival and protect their habitat. Researchers and wildlife managers conduct studies and surveys to assess the health of the population and to identify any threats to their survival. They also work to develop management strategies to balance the needs of the goats with the interests of human activities in the area, such as hiking and hunting.