Caribou stories sought by UI grad students

| May 28, 2020 1:00 AM

Caribou stories sought by UI grad students

Do you have an Idaho caribou story? A pair of University of Idaho graduate students would like to hear all about it.

The pair are currently at work on a project about the recent loss of North Idaho’s Selkirk Woodland Caribou herd. Chris Lamb and Jack Kredell will be traveling to the Selkirk Mountains and surrounding communities to gather ecological, historical, graphic, and geographical data that will be incorporated into a multi-layered interactive map documenting the ecological/community response to caribou absence in the formerly designated critical caribou habitat. A key component of this project is the collection of oral history from communities surrounding this area, and we are seeking volunteers who have stories pertaining to caribou for incorporation into the project, Lamb said.

If you have a story about a caribou encounter (or anything pertaining to the former Idaho Woodland Caribou herd) that you would like to share, please send e-mails to Jack Kredell (jkredell@uidaho.edu) and/or Chris Lamb (clamb@uidaho.edu).