Restoring Wildlife Habitat on Tribal Properties
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For our March High Desert Speaker Series event, wildlife experts Calla Hagle and Carter Crouch will share stories of the varied and exciting work that the Burns Paiute Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is doing on the Tribe’s properties. ONDA has worked in partnership with the Burns Paiute Tribe since 2011 on properties they own to support tribal efforts to improve fish and wildlife habitat on land that includes the headwaters of the Malheur River and core sage-grouse habitat. Their presentation will cover far-ranging topics including the Tribe’s nest box program, propagating locally-collected seeds for planting with ONDA, increasing habitat connectivity in the Malheur River corridor and monitoring at-risk mule deer and Greater sage-grouse populations.
About the Speakers
Calla Hagle is the Natural Resource Director for the Burns Paiute Tribe. Calla was born in Montana and raised in Idaho. She received a Bachelor’s of Wildlife Science at the University of Idaho and a Master’s in Wildlife Biology from Eastern Washington University. She’s been working for the Burns Paiute Tribe since March 2016. Her research background is in ungulate (elk and deer) resource use. While working for various agencies and the Tribe, she has worked on a wide-breadth of habitat restoration projects and conservation planning.
Carter Crouch was born and raised in Texas. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma, and he obtained a Master’s in Range and Wildlife Management and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. His research background is in upland game bird and non-game bird management and ecology. He has been working for the Burns Paiute Tribe since January 2018, where he serves as the Wildlife Program Manager, focusing on projects involving restoration ecology, habitat management and habitat use.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. All High Desert Speaker Series events in Portland are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required.
For more on all High Desert Speaker Series events in Portland and Bend, visit ONDA.org/speakerseries.
Photo: Sage Brown