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

Idaho Staff Member

John Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson



I was raised in upstate South Carolina and obtained my B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University. After graduating, I traveled the country working on projects studying a variety of species including sea turtles, sage-grouse, wolves, and mountain lions. My current research is focused on developing methods for black bear population monitoring in Idaho. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, and fishing.

Project Completion Date
Monitoring black bear populations May 2021
Presentations Presentation Date
Nelson, J.M., & D.E. Ausband. 2019. Black bear monitoring in Idaho. Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Moscow, Idaho. December 2019