Derek and Marilyn traveled to Mongolia in November to distribute CBS's educational syllabus on the ecology of the critically endangered Gobi Bear. They visited schools and met with government officials in order to promote the conservation of this rare species. You can read their full trip report below (simply click on the image), and click here to learn more about the Gobi Bear and our research.
Our research in the Jackson Hole News and Guide!
A portion of our research was highlighted in the Jackson Hole News and Guide today. The article discusses the increase in raccoons in Jackson Hole, with evidence provided by our Non-invasive Monitoring project. Check it out by clicking here!
Old Bill’s is Upon Us Again!
It’s hard to believe but Old Bill’s giving season is upon us again! For those of you not aware, Old Bill’s is our largest fundraiser of the year and your donations are increased thanks to the incredible generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill! If you’re considering giving to us, now is a great time to do so! Click here to donate!
Golden Eagle Nest Surveys Completed!
We finished yet another great year of nest monitoring in our Livingston study area this past weekend! This was the lowest year of productivity to date but nearly all territories were occupied so that’s a good thing! The crazy weather over winter and early in the nesting season is most likely to blame!
Another Paper in the Journal of Raptor Research!
We were fortunate enough to have a letter published in the current issue of the Journal of Raptor Research that showcased results from our Teton Kestrel Project! The letter specifically outlines the only known migrant kestrel to travel from Wyoming to Mexico. Find a copy of our research letter here!
Field Season in Full Swing!
It’s that time of year, field season is in full swing! We’re out checking cameras, doing bird surveys, monitoring kestrel territories, putting transmitters on kestrels and more! Stay tuned for updates via Instagram and our website!
A New Publication in the Journal of Raptor Research!
We had another paper published this week in the Journal of Raptor Research! This paper covers survival estimates and causes of death for Golden Eagles in our Livingston, Montana-area research project. Find a copy of that paper here!
Multiple Publications In One Week!
We had 2 peer-reviewed papers published this week, one on lead care kits and the other on estimating cougar abundance using non-invasive techniques. Let us know if you'd like a copy of either!
Annual Report Out!
Our 2017-2018 annual report is available! Check it out here! Be sure to ask any questions you may have about our research. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
Monarch of the Skies Exhibit opens in Cody!
Our Montana Golden Eagle research project is one of a few projects highlighted in the Monarch of the Skies Exhibit, which opens 6/10/2018 at the Draper Natural History Museum in Cody, WY! For more information, click here.
Our Golden Eagle Research in the Jackson Hole News and Guide!
Thanks to Mike Koshmrl and Ryan Dorgan of the Jackson Hole News and Guide for a fantastic article on our collaborative effort with Grand Teton National Park to learn more about the Golden Eagles nesting in the Park! Check out the article by clinking here!
Old Bill's Fun Run 2017 Giving Period Now Open!
It's always hard to believe it when this time rolls around but here we are! The 2017 giving period for Old Bill's Fun Run is open again! The giving period runs from today through September 15th. Old Bill's is our largest annual fundraiser and we appreciate any and all donations through the event! Did we mention all donations are matched? Yes, they truly are! If you're interested in donating to Craighead Beringia South through Old Bill's, visit this link. Thank you to all past, present and future donors! We cannot do what we do without you!
Teton Kestrel Project Featured in the JH News and Guide!
We recently had the pleasure of taking out a reporter and photographer from the JH News and Guide to introduce them to kestrels and our kestrel project. We attempted to capture kestrels a few times for the crew and while we came close, we didn't connect. Regardless, they did manage to get a great article out of it that we hope will raise awareness of the status of kestrels in Western Wyoming. Check out the article here.
Old Bill's Fun Run 2016 Giving Period Now Open!
The giving period for Old Bill's Fun Run 2016 is open now through Friday, September 16th at 5:00 pm! Old Bill's Fun Run is an extraordinary event held annually in Jackson Hole with the sole purpose of supporting the local nonprofits. For more information, check out their website. Please consider making your tax-deductible donation to Craighead Beringia South through Old Bill's as your donation will be matched! Old Bill's is our biggest annual fundraiser and truly does allow us to keep putting science to work for wildlife!
From the Craighead Archives!
We were recently notified that plant specimens collected by John and Frank Craighead were successfully archived in the University of Montana Herbarium. The specimens were originally collected by the Craighead brothers in the 1940's and 1960's to be used for a plant identification book. With the help of Craighead Beringia South, the specimens were put into the UM Herbarium as well as the Yellowstone National Park Herbarium and the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria online database. More information on this project can be seen in the UM Herbarium Newsletter and the plants entered into the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria can be found HERE.