Mountain goats are an iconic image of Glacier National Park and people travel from all over the world to view these animals. But how is the growing interaction between humans and mountain goats affecting goat ecology and visitor safety? This project created a 5-minute HD film about the ongoing mountain goat research in Glacier National Park.
In a collaborative effort between Glacier National Park, the University of Montana and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks researchers, viewers of this film will learn about mountain goat ecology, how visitors may be affecting the animals, and what the mountain goat study hopes to discover. Through awe-inspiring time-lapse sequences of iconic Glacier landscapes, high-definition footage of goats, and in-the-field documentation of researchers collaring and observing animals, viewers will experience Glacier National Park in a new way and learn best practices on how to properly share the landscape with the goats.
This project was filmed by Montana resident and National Geographic grant recipient Eddie Roqueta. Eddie’s work has been received with much acclaim at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.