VIDEO: Adventure Science in the Uinta Mountains
The Uinta Mountains are a place of superlatives: This is home to Utah’s highest peak, its largest wilderness area and the tallest east-west mountain range in the lower 48. With extensive alpine high country and more than 1,000 lakes, it hosts wildlife including bighorn sheep, black bear and mountain lion.
Last summer, little current data existed about the abundance of wolverine and lynx across the Uintas. Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation was able to help fill this gap in knowledge through a partnership with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
In September of 2015, ASC completed the Uinta Carnivore Survey, mobilizing the Utah outdoor community to monitor backcountry camera stations throughout the Uinta Mountains, targeting these rare carnivores.