Wildlife Biologist - Shasta-trinity National Forest
Collected, entered, and analyzed data on a long-term study of bald eagle demographics and wildlife populations on Shasta Lake, CA.
- Monitored lake use by resident and migratory waterfowl, passerines, and raptors, as well as fish populations.
- Conducted surveys of the lake for fish carcasses during a food habits study, and monitored the effects of recreational fishing on eagle foraging behavior.
- Hired, coordinated, and supervised a field crew of four.
- Affixed radio transmitters to adult bald eagles in order to track and map their movements and foraging locations. Also affixed satellite transmitters to juvenile bald eagles to monitor their movements post-fledging.
- Interacted with the public regarding reservoir management and area closures.
- Collected data on nest attendance by bald eagles for Masters thesis research. Developed a baseline reference for future habitat monitoring using current mapping and survey techniques.
- Produced year-end report presented to Bureau of Reclamation, [company name], and Predatory Bird Research Group.