Rangelands

Committee:

Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Habitat Committee (WHC) has a defined mission and driven members that make it among the most productive groups in SRM. The committee was created in 1991 to address wildlife issues and provide a forum for SRM members interested in the subject.

Leadership

Committee Chair: Russell Burton
Chair Email: russell@y2consultants.com


BoD Rep: Delane Atcitty
BoD Rep Email: djatcitty@gmail.com

Overview and Introduction

The Wildlife Habitat Committee (WHC) has a defined mission and driven members that make it among the most productive groups in SRM. The committee was created in 1991 to address wildlife issues and provide a forum for SRM members interested in the subject. Goals were formalized 10 years later with the mission to make known the ecology and management behind wildlife habitat issues, to foster relationships with wildlife interests and to provide vision and solutions for wildlife habitat challenges. This mission has been addressed by joint sponsorship of symposia with other professional societies and committees within SRM, publication and development of numerous symposia.Sage Grouse

The WHC promotes interaction with non-SRM groups to exchange views and to make others aware of SRM at the local and international levels. For example, a joint symposium was held with the American Fisheries Society at their 2001 annual meeting. The WHC has also sponsored events with other SRM committees, such as the Riparian-Watershed Committee and encourages joint meetings at the chapter and section levels of professional societies.

The majority of WHC efforts have been invested in publications and the development of symposia. The largest single publication was the book, Rangeland Wildlife. The vision of the committee is demonstrated by the publication of a sage grouse synthesis paper and an essay on black-tailed prairie dogs when many western states were developing sage grouse and prairie dog management plans to keep the animals from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Membership in the committee is open, requiring only attendance of the meeting at the SRM Annual Meeting or a written request. The WHC has maintained about 30 members in recent years, but welcomes all interested and ready to contribute.

The Wildlife Habitat Committee continues to organize and support Symposia for the SRM Annual meeting.

Newsletters

May 2012

  • Great Plains Fire Science Exchange Ignites Excitement About Fire Science by Sherry Leis
  • Elk Habitat Models by Mary Vavra
  • Comment From the Editor

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September 2011

  • Proposed Fire Consortia Begin Planning by Sherry Leis
  • Olfactory Crypsis by Dale Rollins
  • Job Opportunities
  • Comment From the Editor

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Documents & Publications


Current Members

Alex Binford-Walsh
Angela Malliaras
Austin Kelly
Barry Perryman
Benjamin Geaumont
Chad Boyd
Christopher Schauer
Clare Poulsen
Craig Carr
Craig Davis
Danny Summers
Dave Kelley
Dave Stricklan
Dean Stacy
Derek Bailey
Dino Stauffer
Dustin Johnson
Dwayne Elmore
Erica Freese
Jake Powell
James Lemos
Jason Vernon
Jeff Beck
Jeff Mosley
Jeff Stackhouse
Jennifer Muscha
Jeremy Maestas
Joel Brown
Jon Haufler
Katherine Blum
Kevin France
Kirk Davies
Kyle Schumacher
Lance Mcnew
Marc Horney
Mark Freese
Marty Vavra
Matt Carroll
Matt Phillippi
Matt Reeves
Megan Clayton
Meribeth Lomkin
Mike Marshall
Paul Bultsma
Pete Test
Rachel Ridenour
Roy Roath
Russell Burton
Ryan Limb
Sarah Quistberg
Sergio Arispe
Sherry Leis
Steven Petersen
Ted Toombs
Tracey Johnson
UplaKenny Crane
Vanessa Schroeder
Virginia Burroughs
William Moseley