Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Staff Member

Ian Riley

Ian Riley



  • BS University of Washington 2013


I grew up in Washington State and in 2013 earned my B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management with a focus on wildlife biology at the University of Washington. After I graduated, I primarily worked as a field assistant on greater sage-grouse research projects with the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Idaho. I enjoy watching birds, hiking, hunting, traveling, and listening to music.

Research Interest

In 2015, I was accepted at the University of Idaho as a Master’s student and my research will focus on how grazing practices impact greater sage-grouse habitat, population demographics, and their behavior.

Presentations Presentation Date
Riley, I., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Estimating detection and survival probabilities of sage-grouse broods: a comparison of field methods. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 21 Mar 2019. 2019-03-21
Conway, C. J., and K. Launchbaugh. 2014. How does spring livestock grazing influence sage-grouse populations? Idaho Sage-grouse Advisory Committee Meeting, Boise, ID. 28 May 2014. 2014-05-28
Conway, C. J., K. Launchbaugh, A. Locatelli, D. Musil, P. Makela, and S. Roberts. 2016. Effects of spring-season cattle grazing on greater sage-grouse. Western Agencies Sage and Columbian Sharp-Tailed Grouse Workshop. Lander, WY. 14 Jun 2016. PRESENTED. 2016-06-14
Conway, C. J., J. W. Connelly, K. Launchbaugh, D. Gotsch, W. Pratt, P. Makela, D. Kemner, D. Musil, E. Strand, J. Robison, and J. Whiting. 2015. Effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-Grouse: a project update. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID. 10 Mar 2015. 2015-03-11