Mich. scientists want public’s help in tracking moose

Associated Press

Lansing — Michigan wildlife regulators want the public’s help in keeping track of the Upper Peninsula’s moose population.

The Department of Natural Resources is asking anyone who sees a U.P. moose to report it using an online form.

The DNR has been monitoring Michigan’s moose population since the species was reintroduced to the state in the 1980s.

Biologists conduct aerial surveys across the animal’s core range in the western U.P.

But moose specialist Chad Stewart says on-the-ground observation reports provide crucial guidance in determining where to search by air, helping to detect changes in how the animals are distributed.