2013 Christine Stevens Wildlife Awards

The Christine Stevens Wildlife Award is a grant program—named in honor of the organization’s late founder and president for over 50 years—created to stimulate and support efforts to devise new, non-lethal techniques and strategies for the purpose of humanely remedying human-wildlife conflicts.

The Christine Stevens Wildlife Award is a grant program—named in honor of the organization’s late founder and president for over 50 years—created to stimulate and support efforts to devise new, non-lethal techniques and strategies for the purpose of humanely remedying human-wildlife conflicts. Each year, the program provides grants of up to $10,000 to award recipients to help spur innovative and creative research. 2013 award recipients, institutional affiliation, study titles, and the primary wildlife associated with the study are listed below.

  • Dr. David Bird, McGill University: Use of a Remotely Piloted Aerial System to Census Raptor Nests (osprey, Swainson’s hawk, ferruginous rough-legged hawk)
  • Dr. Anthony Clevenger, Western Transportation Institute: Developing a Non-invasive Method of Locating Maternal Areas at a Landscape Scale (wolverine)
  • Dr. Peter Coppolillo, Working Dogs for Conservation: Safeguarding Montana’s Wildlife from Aquatic Contaminants Non-invasively, Using Conservation Canines (river otter, mink)
  •  Ms. Jennifer Mae-White Day, University of Washington: Preventing Human-Wildlife Conflicts through Non-invasive Landscape-Level Analysis of Habitat Requirements and Connectivity (jaguar, puma)
  • Dr. Kerry Foresman, University of Montana: Hair Traps: A Non-invasive Methodology for Shrews and Other Small Mammals in Montana (54 shrew and rodent species)
  • Dr. Michael Sawaya, Sinopah Wildlife Research Associates: Coupling Non-invasive Genetic Sampling Methods with Cellular-Enabled Remote Cameras to Improve Detection Rates (black bear, puma, river otter)

Details on these winning proposals, as well as more information about the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award, can be found at http://awionline.org/cswa.

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