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Common Name:Elk
Scientific Name:Cervus elaphus
Area:Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon
Date:July 22, 2013

Elk populations were decimated during the expansion on the West in the 19th Century, but due to wide-scale reintroduction and conservation programs their populations have been brought back. In the Northwest we have two sub-species, on the West-side of the Cascades we have the Roosevelt Elk, and on East-side, the Rocky Mountain Elk.

Beaver Creek State Natural Area - - - July 31, 2013

Dean Creek Wildlife Area, Oregon - - - August 9, 2009

Reference:Field Guide to Mammals by Whitaker / Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathews / Mammals of Washington and Oregon by Eder