Rebecca Carniello

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Using data collected from remote camera traps in grazed and ungrazed areas of the Warner Mountains in northeastern California I will determine if wildlife shift the specific times of day they are active and/or change their habitat use in response to grazing cattle. Livestock grazing is one of the most widespread influences on native ecosystems and has varied impacts on wildlife. My hope is that land managers can use the information gathered on wildlife behavior to improve grazing strategies, facilitate coexistence with wildlife, and allow for the continued multiple uses of the Modoc National Forest with wildlife conservation in mind.