Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wyoming writer and photographer team up to document "Pronghorn Passage"

From a UW press release:

"Pronghorn Passage," a multimedia presentation documenting the annual 300-mile migration of pronghorn antelope across western Wyoming, will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 310 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building in Laramie. Admission is free.

"Pronghorn Passage" is a collaborative project between wildlife photographer Joe Riis and environmental writer Emilene Ostlind, both UW alumni. Over the span of two years, they traveled the migration corridor of the Teton pronghorn herd to capture this unique journey in pictures and words. The presentation will include maps, video clips and still photographs collected during the project.

"While biologists and local residents have known about this migration for years, no one has documented it as intimately as Joe and Emilene," says Daniel McCoy, UW Outdoor Program director.

The UW Campus Recreation Outdoor Program sponsor's Wednesday's program. For more information contact McCoy at (307) 766-6488 or