Swift foxes are the smallest canid in Wyoming. Traditionally identified as a short-grass prairie species, swift fox abundance and distribution declined greatly in the late 19th and 20th centuries due to loss of native prairie habitat and widespread predator control.
Joining us to open this new exhibit is Ernie Over. Ernie has spent his career in local news, in broadcast, print, and electronic media. He will be talking about the history and growth of radio broadcasting in Riverton and Lander.
The iconic “Clovis to Cowboy” Wyoming Archaeology Month poster (1990) celebrated the long continuum of Wyoming’s cultural heritage during an era when common wisdom held that prehistoric people avoided alpine regions. Recent research has documented considerable human presence at high elevations throughout the Rockies.