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Vermont Technical Assistance Activities

Kiley Briggs from USFWS is collaborating with the Vermont Unit on mudpuppy research.

As part of our mission, each of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists routinely provides technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Vermont Unit scientists serve as scientific advisors to the Fisheries Subcommittee of the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative and collaborate with the National Conservation Training Center to offer courses for wildlife and fisheries professionals. The Vermont Unit also offers assistance on ecological data analysis through the Spreadsheet Project, which provides tutorials on occupancy modeling, capture-mark-recapture analysis, and introductory modeling in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.

Our recent efforts are outlined below...

Vermont Technical Assistance

  • Terri DonovanFor the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, serve as a member of Department's "Deep Thought" Committee. The goal of this committee is to serve as a resource that fosters the use of good science to achieve the Department’s mission, by:
    - Helping with design of new projects
    - Reviewing data for legacy projects
    - Providing critical review of existing projects
    - Providing training and educational opportunities

    (February 2018 - Present)
  • Donna ParrishVermont Fish and Wildlife Congress

    Participation requested by Commissioner of the agency. (October 2016 - October 2016)
  • Terri DonovanUndergraduate honors thesis committee. Aswini Cherukuri. Developing a Monitoring Protocol for Least Bitterns (Ixobrychus exilis) in Vermont: Detection Probability and Occupancy Modeling. University of Vermont Honors Thesis. Burlington, VT. May 2016. (January 2016 - May 2016)
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Vermont Professional Service

  • Donna ParrishResearch Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey (March 2018 - March 2018)
  • Terri DonovanVermont Fish and Wildlife Biometrician Search Committee (March 2017 - April 2017)
  • Donna ParrishMember, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, USGS (February 2011 - February 2011)
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Vermont University Service

  • Terri DonovanUniversity of Vermont New Faculty Mentoring Committee (March 2016 - March 2017)
  • Terri DonovanOn-line learning platform task force (September 2015 - December 2015)
  • Donna ParrishUVM Graduate Executive Committee (September 2015 - August 2018)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 6

Scientific Publications: 19

Presentations: 38


Featured Assistance

Vermont Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation StrategyEastern Newt Terri Donovan

Contact Us

Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Burlington, VT 05405 Phone: (802) 656 - 3011 Fax: (802) 656 - 8683


  1. The Vermont Coop Unit Spreadsheet Project
  2. National Conservation Training Center
  3. Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Resource Complex

Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Vermont
  3. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
  4. Wildlife Management Institute