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

Alabama Technical Assistance Activities

Student setting a trap for bobwhite quail on Conecuh National Forest, AL.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Worked with state biologist to build a PIT tag array for their project on Canton Reservoir, both building an active array and also to build passive stations.
Oklahoma department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2018-11-01
Vice Chair, Adaptive Management Working Group for horseshoe crab harvest in the Delaware Bay.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Butler, Merritt
Updated Bayesian decision tool for listing status and PVA of Spectacled and Steller's Eiders
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Dunham, Mercado-Silva 2013-12-01
Served as a technical reviewer on the Species Status Assessment. I also consulted with biologists on several occasions about habitat recovery options.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Brewer 2018-01-31
SDM workshop for CALO (NPS and Climate Science Center)
National Parks Service
Irwin, Lloyd 2015-06-15
Provided technical assistance to two state agencies about how to progress on instream flows within the state- how to evaluate which streams to target and what approaches would make sense given the state's objective. Reviewed several drafts of the states environmental flow reports.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation; Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Brewer 2019-06-01
Provided information about effects and mitigation of sand mining within the Arbuckle Mountains ecoregion
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2019-07-16
Provide modeling assistance to Alabama Deer Harvest Steering committee
ADCNR Wildlife and Freshwater fisheries
McGowan 2019-02-01
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management of White-tailed Deer in Alabama
Alabama DCNR
Grand, McGowan, Silvano, Price, Keever 2012-09-01
Presentation of forest management decision tool for Wildlife Management Areas in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand 2014-07-23
Met with researchers in the Guadiana River Basis to 1)Develop avenues for cross-collaboration with scientists and stakeholders in the Guadiana River Basin, Portugal, one of the NeWater CVase Study rivers; 2)Present ideas and data relative to our Tallapoosa River Adaptive management project, including implementation strategies; 3)Discuss methodologies relative to adaptive management in the Tallapoosa River Basin and how they relate to Guadiana River Basin, including faunal monitoring and modeling programs and 4)Investigate the potential for simultaneous adaptive management in the US and Europe to increase our learning rates regarding system function.
Irwin 2006-03-25
Met with Pioria Tribe to develop a study plan to choose genetically sound stocks of Neosho Smallmouth Bass for reservoir introductions
Pioria Tribe
Brewer 2014-02-10
Member of the Piping Plover Great Plains population recovery team.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
McGowan 2010-03-01
Member of Warm Springs Tech Center Review Team
Irwin 2014-01-14
Helped state agency biologists design a sampling protocol for evaluating the abundance of dead mussels associated with the lowering of a reservoir.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2019-08-16
Harris Dam Temperature Technical Committee
Irwin 2016-03-15
Harris Dam Temperature Technical Committee
Irwin 2013-10-01
Designed the sampling protocol to support a study to investigate recruitment by riverine smallmouth bass. This study is a collaborative effort between state agency personnel and Dr. Brewer.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conseravtion
Brewer 2012-08-01
Designed stream sampling protocol for two state agencies to support instream-flow objectives.
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Brewer, Musselman 2011-05-12
Design and analysis of Camera Survey for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Geneva County Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand, Silvano 2014-06-01
Conducted a workshop and prototyped a tool to guide decisions regarding funding and management of projects for Alabama State Wildlife Action Plan.
Alabama DCNR
Silvano 2014-08-21
Coached multiple SDM workshops for Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Irwin 2011-01-15
Coached a Structured Decision Making workshop for multi-agency management of Gulf striped bassfor FWS and several state agencies.
Florida Freshwater Fish Commission
Irwin 2011-08-20
Chair, Adaptive management sub-committee for horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay.
Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission
McGowan 2014-01-01
Attend meetings for the Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership to provide input relative to ecological flows.
Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership
Irwin, Lloyd 2015-02-20
Attend RL Harris Action Team meetings at the request of ALDCNR for FERC licensing
Irwin, Ouellette 2019-01-15
Assisted the state conservation agency, GRDA power authority, and the Pioria Tribe in outlining a research plan to raise endemic bass as mitigation fish in a hydropower reservoir.
Pioria Tribe
Brewer 2014-02-16
Assisted in a workshop to direct the instream flow initiative in the Gulf Coast Prairie Region
Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership
Brewer 2012-07-15
Assisted MN Department of Natural Resources with initial phases of structured decision making through coaching team members.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Irwin 2011-02-01
Appointed by the USFWS as a member of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Adaptive Management Technical Team (AMTT). I provide assistance to the service with regard to adaptive management implementation and monitoring for 6 T&E species in the basin.
US Fish and Wildlife Service/Panama City Field Office
Irwin 2017-09-30
ACF Striped Bass Committee
Adair 2013-10-29
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Chair - Chair the search and screen committee to hire the Wildlife Assistant Unit Leader. Brewer 2020-09-01 Present
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Texas Tech University Brewer 2012-01-01 Present
Graduate Faculty, Oklahoma State University Brewer 2010-08-01 Present
Partner Participant, Wildlife Program Review, Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University (2020) - Participate in a review of the Wildlife Program at Auburn Brewer 2020-10-01 2020-10-31
OSU Animal Physiology Committee - Review applications and participate in monthly meetings with the contractors to design a new laboratory facility for animals at OSU Brewer 2017-05-01 2020-04-30
Search and Screen Committee - Review applicants and help lead interview process for tenure track faculty position Brewer 2015-09-01 2015-11-30
External Reviewer - Provide an external review for the promotion of a faculty member from Assistant to Associate Professor at Texas Tech University. Brewer 2015-09-01 2015-10-31
Retirement Reception Committee - Plan retirement reception for OSU faculty in the Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management. Brewer 2014-09-01 2014-12-31
Co-Chair, Stream Mesocosm Ad-Hoc Committee Irwin 2014-01-01 Present
Member, Auburn Water Resources Council Irwin 2014-01-01 Present
Member, School of Fisheries Graduate Committee Irwin 2014-01-01 Present
School of Forestry and Wildlife Vehicle Committee McGowan 2014-10-01 2016-05-31
Disease Ecology Search Committee McGowan 2014-03-01 2015-04-30
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
reviewer, Water Resources Research Brewer 2020-07-01 2020-07-31
USGS Ecological Flows Working Group Irwin 2015-09-01 Present
USFWS-USACOE ACF AM Management Team Irwin 2017-05-01 Present
Science Team Advisor, Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative Brewer 2014-09-01 Present
Reviewer, W.F. Thompson Award, The American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists Brewer 2010-05-01 2010-06-30
Reviewer, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Brewer 2012-11-01 2012-12-31
Reviewer, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Brewer 2011-04-01 2011-05-31
Reviewer, River Research and Applications Brewer 2012-10-01 2012-10-31
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2013-01-01 2013-02-28
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2012-06-01 2012-06-30
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2011-08-01 2011-08-31
Reviewer, Missouri Academy of Science Brewer 2011-08-01 2011-08-31
Reviewer, Journal of Great Lakes Science Brewer 2012-01-01 2012-01-31
Reviewer, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Brewer 2012-10-01 2012-10-31
Reviewer, Endangered Species Research Brewer 2020-09-01 2020-10-31
Research Grade Evaluation Panel Brewer 2020-01-01 2020-01-31
Proposal Reviewer, PA Sea Grant Brewer 2014-09-01 Present
Proposal Reviewer, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute Brewer 2010-11-01 2010-11-30
Member, River Classification Committee, Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership Brewer 2011-10-01 2012-09-30
Member, Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, Instream Flow Advisory Group Brewer 2012-11-01 Present
Member, Gulf Coastal Prairie Landscape Conseravtion Cooperative instream flow steering committee Brewer 2012-02-01 2014-02-28
Member, Environmental Flow Working Group, Water Resources Research Institute Brewer 2011-09-01 Present
Large River Management Forum Irwin 2013-06-01 Present
Gulf Coast Coastal Resiliency Workgroup Irwin 2016-08-01 Present
DOI RESTORE Land Conservation Workgroup Irwin 2016-03-01 Present
Chair, Committee to develop flow-ecology hypotheses, Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership Brewer 2012-08-01 Present
Alabama Governor's Instream Flow Panel Irwin 2015-06-01 2018-12-31
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Research on the Tallapoosa River below Thurlow Dam. Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. August 2002. Tallassee, Alabama. Irwin 2002-08-01
Presented results of the decision support model for determining optimal flows below Harris Dam. Harris Dam Stakeholder's Meeting. Sponsored by Harris Dam Stakeholders Group. August 2003. Alexander City, Alabama. Irwin 2003-08-01
Participant in the Tallapoosa River Watershed Action Plan Annual Conference, Alexander City, AL. 2005. Irwin 2005-05-01
Interviewed for an article regarding catfishes in Alabama. Alabama Game and Fish magazine: March 2003. Irwin 2003-03-01
Interview Article-Jackson, K. 2006. First adaptive management implemented in Southeast on Tallapoosa River. Ag Illustrated:3(2) ( Irwin 2006-01-01
Identify flow prescriptions for adaptive management of the Tallapoosa River below R.L. Harris dam. Alabama Department of Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Alabama Rivers Alliance. March 2003. Irwin 2003-03-01
Dr. Brewer participated in a segment of Outdoor Oklahoma. The film segment was focused on stream fishing and stream fishes. Brewer 2012-11-06
Dr. Brewer and three of her students attended the Wildlife Expo, hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, to explain stream structure and function to the general public. Brewer 2011-09-22
Conservation of the Upper Coosa basin aquatic fauna. Annual Meeting. February 2003. Irwin 2003-02-01
Becoming an Outdoors Woman. Taught ABC's of Fly Fishing and Wooly Boogers and Friends Workshops. March 2006 Irwin 2006-03-01
Attended Harris Dam Stakeholder's Meeting. Sponsored by Harris Dam Stakeholders Group. May 2003. Wedowee, Alabama Irwin 2003-05-01
Attended Harris Dam Stakeholder's Meeting. Sponsored by Harris Dam Stakeholders Group. June 2003. Alexander City, Alabama. Irwin 2003-06-01