Escaping Social Trap Theory: A Case Study on Elk Feed Grounds and the Practicality of Collaboration.
Concerns over the supplemental feeding of elk and the spread of disease have become increasingly more prevalent within the last couple of years in Wyoming. With a longstanding history of supplemental feeding of elk on twenty-two elk feeding grounds in the state, various interest groups have come to rely on elk feeding grounds to maintain large populations of elk and to protect a way of life individuals have become accustomed to. These organizations and interest groups have now found themselves in a social trap. They have chosen short-term elk management solutions that provide short-term benefits, ...
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