Oral History Project Focuses on Now-Absent Caribou
July 15, 2021
This story by Eli Francovich was published by The Spokesman-Review on July 15.
When in 2019 Canadian biologists captured the sole surviving member of a caribou herd that still occasionally wandered into Idaho, a species disappeared from the contiguous United States. How long would it take the land and its animals, including humans, to forget about the so-called “gray ghosts?” That’s a question Jack Kredell and Christopher Lamb, both master’s students at the University of Idaho, are exploring via a multimedia website combining oral histories from biologists, conservation officers and about 20 residents who encountered the animals in the Selkirk Mountains. Read more.
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