Elk in the Shrub-Steppe Region of Washington: An Authentic Record

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Science  27 May 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4293, pp. 1009-1010
DOI: 10.1126/science.196.4293.1009


For the first time in recorded history, the American elk is established in the treeless interior region of Washington. The protective isolation provided by the large buffer zone around the Hanford facilities of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration is the important factor in maintenance of suitable habitat for elk.