2017 Winter Lecture Series

South San Juan Elk Project


by Brent Frankland, wildlife biologist with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Monte Vista, Colorado.

7 p.m., Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Porter Hall, Room 130

Adams State University, Alamosa, CO


Brent will cover the reasoning behind the research needs of the South San Juan elk herd that has taken place over the last 4 years. The project was conducted to improve elk management and to help satisfy all stakeholders (hunters, wildlife viewers, landowners, and different agencies, etc.) involved with this herd.  This discussion will describe what was involved, where the project took place, how it was conducted and how the results will steer management decisions into the future.

About the speaker:

Brent has his B.S. in Environmental Science, minoring in Zoology from the University of Vermont, MS in Biology from University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He has worked in the wildlife management field in South Africa for four years after finishing high school, agricultural industry (dairy and beef) for 15 years in South Africa, Europe and the USA. Went back into the wildlife field since completing his bachelor's degree and continued as a wildlife technician for three years through Vermont, Kansas, Utah, and an additional four years of which were in north-western Colorado before coming to the SLV in 2015 as the Terrestrial Biologist for CPW. 

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