2017 Winter Lecture Series


 Southern San Juan Elk Project

by Brent Frankland

Terrestrial Biologist, Monte Vista Office, Colorado Parks and WIldlife

 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Room 130 Porter Hall, Adams State University Campus 

Alamosa, Colorado

Brent will cover the reasoning behind the research needs of the Southern San Juan elk herd that has taken place over the last 4 years. The project was conducted to improve elk management and to help satisfy stakeholders (hunters, wildlife viewers, landowners, different agencies, etc.) involved with this herd.  This discussion will describe what was involved, where the project took place, how it was conducted and how the results will steer management decisions into the future.

About the Speaker:

Brent received his BS in Environmental Science, minoring in Zoology from the University of Vermont, and his MS in Biology from University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He worked in the wildlife management field in South Africa for four years after finishing high school, agricultural industry (dairy and beef) for 15 years in South Africa, Europe and the USA. He went back into the wildlife field since completing his bachelor's degree and continued as a wildlife technician for three years through Vermont, Kansas, Utah, and an additional four years that were spent in north-western Colorado before coming to the San Luis Valley in 2015 as the Terrestrial Biologist for CPW.  

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