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ALYSON B. COURTEMANCH - WILDLIFE BIOLOGY

Alyson Courtemanch is a wildlife biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Jackson, Wyoming. She is responsible for population management of large ungulate (hoofed mammal) species in the region, including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, pronghorn sheep, mountain goats and bison.

 Courtemanch also conducts research on animal migration ecology and conservation, ungulate population management, impacts to wildlife from human recreation and solutions to resolving human-wildlife conflicts. In recent years, she has coordinated the Teton Bighorn Sheep Project in collaboration with her agency and other Rocky Mountain partners.

 The project encompasses her two main interests: large mammal research and management and the human dimension of wildlife conservation. Courtemanch would like to continue to pursue both areas of study as her career advances. She also developed a blog on the project to inform the local communities about project goals and achievements.

 Courtemanch grew up in Maine and earned a M.S. in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming in 2014. Her master’s research focused on a small, isolated bighorn sheep herd in the Teton Range of northwest Wyoming. Previous wildlife work has taken her to other countries, including Kenya, Panama and Mexico.