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Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Road Trip to Pennsylvania Elk Country

Students of all ages love a good field trip. Sixteen students from Green Mountain College (GMC), accompanied by two of their professors, piled into a couple of vans to make the 390-mile trek from their campus in Poultney, Vermont to Pennsylvania’s elk country.

The group applied for and received a grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to assist with the costs of the van rental, gas and camping. The goal was for students to receive a first-hand education about elk, elk habitat and elk biology.

“This sponsorship was a fantastic way to expose my college students to elk management in Pennsylvania, as well as meeting several professionals in the field,” said Dr. Valerie Titus, GMC professor.

The following was posted in the GMC Journal:
Sponsored by a generous grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Fish and Wildlife Techniques class, led by Dr. Valerie Titus (natural resource management) and Dr. Jim Harding (natural resource management) journeyed to Benezette, Penn., to learn about the Pennsylvania elk herd and the management behind the successful program. Students were guided by Tim Foster, senior regional director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, who introduced the class to the region’s beautiful elk viewing areas. The class was also fortunate to meet and chat with local biologists and conservation officers on how they work with elk, education, tourism and hunting throughout the year.

“We hope to continue work with RMEF in the future,” added Dr. Titus.

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