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Thursday, July 25, 2013

NH, worried about moose population declines, to track them with GPS

An update on the are-our-moose-in-danger front: The Union-Leader has a story today about the state spending $700,000 on a tracking study of the animals, citing the sharp population declines in Minnesota that I have posted about often.

You have to skip over the politics/budget part of the story to get to the meat:

Glenn Normandeau, executive director of the Fish and Game Department ... estimated that the moose population in the state is 4,500 at this point, which is considered a low number. ... "They are coming under stress from climate, or what we believe to be climate. We are trying to find out if that is really the case and if there is anything we can do about it."

Gathering facts in order to make intelligent decisions about potential problems - that's a reasonable way to spend tax dollars, I'd say.