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The Starkey Project The Starkey Project is one of the most comprehensive field research projects ever attempted. Studies examine key questions about elk, timber, cattle, deer, recreation uses and nutrient flows on National Forests.
 
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Background

The Starkey Project is a joint wildlife research project conducted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the USDA Forest Service at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, 28 miles southwest of La Grande, Oregon. The project is designed to measure the population response of deer and elk to the intensively managed forests and rangelands of the future. Research began in 1989 and continues for 10 years.

 

 
 

 
 

The Research

There are a wide variety of research projects completed and ongoing at Starkey.   The abstracts can be used to obtain an overall impression of a specific piece of research, while the complete picture is given in the studies themselves.

 

 
 

Key Book:

The Starkey Project: A Synthesis of Long-term Studies of Elk and Mule Deer

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