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Pronghorn Antelope: Nomads of the Prairies

  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre (map)

Pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) are an endemic North American species that range from Mexico north into the prairies of Canada.  Join Paul Jones as he discusses some of the anatomical features that make pronghorn unique and why they really are the ‘movers” and shakers of the prairie mammals.  Paul will discuss the daily and seasonal (including annual migration) movement patterns, obstacles they face while on the move, and potential solutions to make the landscape permeable for pronghorn movement.

Speaker Bio: Paul Jones is a senior biologist with the Albert Conservation Association focusing on pronghorn ecology in the Northern Sagebrush Steppe.  Paul possess a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta.  Paul has worked for the Alberta Conservation Association for 20 years, of which the last 18 have included studying pronghorn habitat selection and movement patterns.

*cover photo by Ken Orich

Earlier Event: January 9