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Idaho Education Activities

Training Offered

  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist June 2017)
  • MOCC and On-water training (Michael Quist April 2016)
  • Fish Population Dynamics and Age-Structured Population Modeling (Michael Quist March 2016)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2014 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2014)
  • On-the-Water Training (Michael Quist September 2014)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist June 2014)
  • Age and Growth of Fishes: Multi-day workshop focused on the principles and techniques associated with age and growth analysis. The session was specifically for fisheries biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. (Michael Quist March 2014)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2012 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2012)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist May 2012)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2011 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2011)
  • These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2010)
  • These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway April 2009)
  • Use of Distance Sampling and Program Distance to estimate detection probability and population size of hard to detect organisms (Courtney Conway March 2009)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 25 biologists from different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2008)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Weeks Bay, Alabama. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from several different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway March 2008)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Prime Hook NWR, Delaware. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by FWS biologists from from across the Northeast. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway May 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Georgetown, South Carolina. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from different agencies/organizations. (Courtney Conway May 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2006)
  • Field Training Workshop for Trapping and Banding Burrowing Owls. April 2006, Tucson Arizona. Developed and put-on 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from U.S. Department of Defense. Handled all aspects of organization, logistics, and training (Courtney Conway, Victoria Garcia April 2006)
  • Field Training Workshops for Trapping and Banding Burrowing Owls. 27-30 June 2005, Tucson Arizona. Developed and put-on 3-day training workshop attended by 15 biologists from Department of Defense from across the western U.S. Handled all aspects of organi (Courtney Conway June 2005)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2005)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop, Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 11 different agencies/organizations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Mexico. Handled all aspects of training and logistics ass (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2004)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 11 different agencies/organizations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Mexico. Handled all aspects of training and logistics as (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2004)
  • Organized a half-day workshop on burrowing owl research efforts and methods used in eastern Washington that was attended by 20 people from 5 state/federal/NGO organizations. (Courtney Conway May 2003)
  • Organized and hosted a Burrowing Owl comparative demography workshop at North American Ornithological Conference in New Orleans, 26 September 2002. 25 attendees including scientists from Canada and Mexico. (Courtney Conway September 2002)
  • Methods for measuring and estimating demographic parameters in Burrowing Owls (Courtney Conway November 2001)
  • Put on field training for USFS biologists regarding methods for locating bird nests and standard BBIRD sampling protocols. Advised biologists on statistical methods of analyzing data. 3-4 May 2000. (Courtney Conway May 2000)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 238

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute