Michael G. Scott Award Winners
After graduating from HSU I moved to MD and obtained an M.S. in Wildlife Management from Frostburg State University, where I studied the response of herpetological communities to timber harvest and prescribed burning. My findings were published in the American Midland Naturalist. While finishing my thesis I was employed by the Appalachian Environmental Laboratory to work on a statewide survey to assess the status of biological resources in Maryland 's nontidal streams. I returned to CA in 1995 and have worked for several private consulting firms, USFWS , CA Dept. of Fish and Game, and most recently, Caltrans. I find I do best in the field, where the politics don’t get in the way. Recently, I moved to California’s beautiful Smith River Country and will likely be involved in salmonid research in the near future.