Biological monitoring, the Incredible Life of Brant
Mike studied wildlife biology at Washington State University. He has worked for
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for 38 years. Mike works with all species
in North Puget Sound Region 4. A major part of his job is taking surveys of brant
and the many other waterfowl that frequent the area. Data gathered from these surveys
are vital for setting hunting regulations for each season. Mike has also worked
on Melville Island in the Canadian Arctic, which is one of two major breeding grounds
for the Western High Arctic Brant.
Maynard is a local farmer and president of the Washington Brant Foundation, which
he established in 2001. His goal for the foundation has been to give back to the
area and to help protect brant and their habitat through research, education, and
appreciation for this unique bird. Maynard is known for his great classroom presentations
that include his own brant, Foreman!
Glen “Alex” Alexander
Alex has been the Education Coordinator at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve since 1990. He has two degrees from Western Washington University, a Bachelor
of Arts in Education and Master of Education in Environmental Education.
Charlie is the Americorps Educator at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
He recently graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor in Liberal
Arts degree with an emphasis in Environmental Science and Environmental History.
As the International Brant Monitoring coordinator he works with a class of local
6th graders, taking them on monitoring field trips throughout the year.
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