For the eighth year running, community scientists helped track moose populations in the mountains outside of Laramie for Winter Moose Day.

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Fifty-five surveyors, using snowshoes or skis, trekked 25 routes in the Snowy Range and Pole Mountain areas during the Feb. 12 event, which is coordinated by the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute.

Volunteers adopt survey routes and ski or snowshoe those routes to record all observations of moose or signs of moose and load observations into iNaturalist so the public can view right away where moose were seen.

Postings from the current season can be found here.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) estimates there are 3,105 moose in Wyoming. The estimate is based on flight surveys conducted annually, says Sara DiRienzo, public information officer for the WGFD office in Cheyenne.

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