Conducting Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) demography studies as a biological wildlife technician with the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station near Cloudcroft, NM on the Lincoln National Forest/Sacramento Mountains.
I am passionate about running. Big smiles here having just completed the Polar Dash 10K in St. Paul, MN. Details: 44:07, 6th overall, and 1st in my age bracket on 01/01/17. Pace and finish time were slowed due to pulling left calf muscle during the race AND cold temps (20°) and icy road conditions. Thanks Brooks running shoes and apparel. Adventure Awaits!
Birdwatching and Binocular Fundamentals ODS Clinic featuring L.L. Bean Visual Merchandising Lead and wildlife ecologist Bob Peterson. Photo 2017© Kelsey Wotzka

Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), populations have experienced distribution-wide declines in excess of 82% from 1966-2012. This population decline may have considerable conservation implications because a strong association exits between the presences of bobwhites and other grassland and shrubland bird species, many of which are species of concern.

Click this link to listen to Zero528. In the studio honing the Zero528 “sound.” Instruments were provided in part by Glory Days Rock Shop. Influences for Zero528 include Tom Scholz of Boston, and the band King’s X.

Public Service Announcements (PSA) positively impacted me during my childhood. The PSA influencing me the most being the Keep America Beautiful announcement featuring Iron Eyes Cody. Images used by permission.