Alpha Wildlife found the only Western harvest mouse populations of Saskatchewan. Previously, investigations in Saskatchewan by university and government researchers failed to ascertain the existence of this mouse in this province. Unfortunately, because these populations are located on private lands, there is no funding available from governments and museums to study the habitats of this western harvest mouse, and develop conservation measures.
Alpha Wildlife wants to delineate the exact borders of the fields inhabited by this species, and better understand the ecological requirements of the species. The study of the western harvest mouse will involve capture-recapture programs. Data will be collected on the distribution and movements of animals, reproduction and mortality, and micro-habitat characteristics. Because these mice are difficult to live-capture, and populations are disconnected, funding is required for labor, accommodations, and travel.