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Habitat Science


Lead Scientist: Cliff Rice

Ecoregions: Northwest Coast, North Cascades, West Cascades, East Cascades, Okanogan

Ecological Systems: North Pacific Maritime Mesic Subalpine Parkland, North Pacific Montane Massive Bedrock Cliff and Talus, Northern Rocky Mountain Subalpine Woodland and Parkland, North Pacific Alpine and Subalpine Bedrock and Scree

  Washington Mountain Goat
Population Estimates by Zone

Mountain Goat Ecology


Project Description

By applying our sightability model to surveys conducted around the state, and adding approximate estimates of mountain goat populations for areas we do not survey, we developed an estimate of the total number of mountain goats in the Washington. The total mountain goat population summary.estimate is 2,815, but due to the uncertainty in the sightability estimation and in guessing about areas not surveyed, this may be as low as 2,401 or as high as 3,184. About 25% of these occur in National Parks (Mt. Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic).