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Resource selection and movements of mule deer and elk on the Jemez Pueblo


October 2013 - March 2017


The goals project are to: 1) describe seasonal movements of deer and elk including delineating summer/winter ranges, fawning/calving areas, and migration routes; 2) estimate population size, survival rates, and determine cause of mortality for mule deer and elk on pueblo land and compare survival rates and cause-specific mortality with mule deer and elk collared in areas adjacent to the Pueblo of Jemez; 3) estimate forage availability for mule deer and elk in relation to wildfire and forest restoration treatments (e.g.,prescribed burning and thinning); and 4) assess resource selection patterns of mule deer and elk in relation to forest restoration and wildfire in association with an ongoing CFLRP large mammal monitoring project being led by the NM-CRU.

Research Products and Activities


  • Roerick, T.M., 2017. Effects of Forest restoration on habitat selection of female mule deer in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. M.S. Thesis. Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. 143 pp.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 51

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 645

Scientific Publications: 1884

Presentations: 4072



  • James CainPrincipal Investigator
  • Tanya WolfStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Pueblo of Jemez


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey