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Near Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Pronghorn Passage

 
 
Pronghorn Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
1. Pronghorn Passage Marker
Caption: (bottom right) More than a dozen partners contributed to this study, including the Lava Lake Institute for Conservation and Science, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, National Park Foundation, Craters of the Moon Natural History Association and the National Park Service.; Map of pronghorn range and migration.
Inscription.  A study initiated in 2008 found that a narrow but lengthy corridor passing through Craters of the Moon links pronghorn between their summer and winter ranges. Although pronghorn are considered to be the fastest land mammals in the western hemisphere, they are rather poor jumpers and need barrier-free habitat in order to survive. In order to ease their passage, the National Park Service is removing or modifying fences and working with park neighbors to do the same.
As you travel along the highway, please slow down and make room for wildlife that share this travel corridor.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 43° 25.112′ N, 113° 37.425′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 26/93 near North Laidlaw Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodale's Cutoff (here, next to this marker); Big Cinder Butte (a few steps from this marker); Just Down the Road
Pronghorn Passage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
2. Pronghorn Passage Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Silent Cone (approx. 2.9 miles away); Volcanoes Along the Rift (approx. 2.9 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Where's the Volcano? (approx. 4.2 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arco.
 
Also see . . .  Pronghorn -- NatureWorks. The pronghorn is a unique North American mammal. Its Latin name, Antilocapra americana, means "American goat-antelope," but it is not a member of the goat or the antelope family and it is not related to the antelopes found in Africa. The pronghorn is the only surviving member of the Antilocapridae family and it has been in North America for over a million years! (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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