Wildlife Habitat Biologist, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Krista Biorn is the Wildlife Habitat Biologist for the Boise River Wildlife Management Area. She oversees approximately 46,000 acres of critical winter range for mule deer and elk. Her days consist of a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, implementing wildlife habitat improvement projects, performing habitat assessments, maintaining habitat connectivity, supervising livestock use, tracking wildlife-vehicle mortality, assisting WMA users and developing outdoor opportunities for volunteers. Her main goal is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat for the long term health of southwest Idaho's largest migratory mule deer herd.
She holds a Master's Degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England and moved to Boise from Vermont seven years ago.
Senior Wildlife Technician, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
My name is Peter Ott and I work for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. I am the Senior Wildlife Technician at the Boise River Wildlife Management Area. I have a Bachelor's degree in biology and have worked in the field of biology for 7 years. I have worked with everything from amphibians to wolverines. I grew up in Wyoming where I spent my youth hunting, fishing and hiking. I moved to Idaho in 2002 where as an "adult" I continue to spend my free time hunting, fishing and hiking. I am passionate about the outdoors and work every day to help preserve a native landscape that Idahoans can enjoy for years to come. I love our native wildlife and recognize that preserving and restoring native habitat is the foundation for preserving native wildlife.
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