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USU Uintah Basin Students Help Monitor Northern Goshawk Populations in the Ashley National Forest

By Taylor Emerson |

Video by Taylor Emerson, Digital Journalist, University Marketing & Communications

Students at USU Uintah Basin have the chance to participate in hands-on paid internship experiences as wildlife technicians studying wildlife ecology in the region. These internships support and are led by several graduate student researchers who study raptor diet, population trends in long-term datasets and environmental factors affecting these trends, population genomics, spatial ecology via GPS tracking, parasite abundance, and habitat modeling.

The crews focus on Northern Goshawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Greater Sage-grouse, and White-tailed Prairie Dogs. USU works alongside wildlife biologists from cooperating agencies, including the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Ashley National Forest, and the Green River District Vernal Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.


Taylor Emerson
Digital Journalist
University Marketing and Communications
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Becky Williams
Associate Professor
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