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A Review of Wildlife Management Practices in North Dakota


Effects on Nongame Bird Populations and Habitats


Review Team Biographies

Rich Crawford is a professor of biology at the University of North Dakota. He has been at UND since 1975. He teaches ornithology and wildlife ecology, advises graduate students, conducts research, and has been department chair for four years. His research centers mostly on wetland and prairie birds, especially waterfowl, rails, and passerines. He and his students have also conducted research on wetland creation and upland game bird biology in the northern plains. He is an elective member of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Steve Galipeau is currently employed as an environmental specialist with the Bureau of Reclamation in Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated with a B.S. degree in wildlife management from Humboldt State University in 1986, with an emphasis in ornithology. Since moving to North Dakota in 1987, he has maintained his interest in birds by running several breeding bird surveys and Christmas bird counts. He is currently the president of the Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club and has served as an officer in the North Dakota Birding Society.

David Lambeth is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of North Dakota. Avocation: birds and birding, bird photography. Active birder: Florida from 1973-1977, North Dakota from 1977 - present. Lambeth has observed more than 330 of North Dakota's bird species and has photographed more than 300 of them. A number of his photos have appeared in American Birds. He has birding experience in nearly all counties of North Dakota and has seen over 600 species in the lower 48 states and Canada. Lambeth has conducted the Nash, Kempton, and Emerado breeding bird surveys for US Fish and Wildlife Service for more than ten years. In addition, he has compiled bird observations from eastern North Dakota for each of the four seasons 1978-1991 (these observations come primarily from birders throughout the state and from personnel at the national wildlife refuges). More recently, Gordon Berkey and Lambeth have alternated seasons for all of North Dakota and have written 1-2 seasonal reports/year for the Northern Great Plains Section in American Birds, for the last ten years. Lambeth has served as editor of the North Dakota Birding Society's newsletter since 1991.

Gordon Berkey has been on the physics faculty at Minot State since 1969. He has an A.B. from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. He became interested in birds in 1976 and began compiling the four seasonal reports of bird observations for American Birds for western North Dakota in 1978. Since 1991, David Lambeth and Gordon have combined the two halves of the state and with Ron Martin have alternated seasonal reports. He has written 1-2 seasonal reports annually for the Northern Great Plains Region (North and South Dakota and eastern Montana) for American Birds since 1981. He has birded in every county in the state and has seen 330 species and photographed 306. He has been conducting US Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Breeding Bird Surveys since 1981 and currently runs six per year. He has participated in up to seven Christmas bird counts per year and has done census plots for The Nature Conservancy. Berkey was a participant in a North Dakota Game and Fish planning committee for nongame and has conducted a status survey for the yellow rail in the state.

Douglas H. Johnson is chief of the Northern Plains Ecology Section at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. He has an active interest in game, as well as nongame birds, including habitat associations, population dynamics, and management. Among his nongame activities, he has conducted censuses of grassland birds for more than 20 years at established study sites at the Center's Woodworth Field Station. He has conducted breeding bird surveys for about ten years. Ongoing research in which he is involved includes surveys of breeding birds in conservation reserve program fields in western Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and eastern Montana. Johnson received a B.A. degree (mathematics and psychology) from the University of Minnesota, M.S. (statistics) from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. (zoology) from North Dakota State University. He is an elective member of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Randy Kreil is a natural resources biologist with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. His primary areas of responsibility are endangered species and nongame wildlife. He has coordinated North Dakota's Nongame Wildlife Program since its beginning in 1988. Kreil graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife biology. His field experience includes least tern and piping plover surveys, productivity monitoring and habitat management, waterfowl radio telemetry and habitat studies, wetland ecology research, and several seasons as an assistant fisheries biologist.


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