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
Updated Bayesian decision tool for listing status and PVA of Spectacled and Steller's Eiders
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Dunham, Mercado-Silva December 2013
USDA/NRCS Alabama Farm Bill Committee
Grand July 2004
Taught an online scientific writing course for NCTC.
USFWS
Brewer April 2021
SDM workshop for CALO (NPS and Climate Science Center)
National Parks Service
Irwin, Lloyd June 2015
Review report
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Provided Crayfish Invasiveness Risk Assessment Model (CRAM) Case Input Files and on invasive crayfish including the probabilities based on evidence presented related to life history and ecology. Discussions with other scientists on the merits of the probabilities and evidence.
US Geological Survey
Brewer July 2020
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management of White-tailed Deer in Alabama
Alabama DCNR
Grand, McGowan, Silvano, Price, Keever September 2012
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Barber, Mercado-Silva January 2014
Presentation of forest management decision tool for Wildlife Management Areas in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand July 2014
Participated in AU Wildlife Faculty retreat for designing new undergraduate curriculum.
Mitchell March 2003
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 March 2006
Met with Mr. Jack West to discuss hydropower concerns
Alabama Rivers Alliance
Brewer August 2020
Member, Endangered Mammals Committee, 2nd Alabama Non-game Conference
Mitchell July 2002
Member of Warm Springs Tech Center Review Team
USFWS
Irwin January 2014
Indigo Snake reintroduction planning and monitoring in Alabama
US Fish and Wildlife Service
McGowan, Erickson, Folt March 2016
Identification of unknown crayfishes from hatchery pond
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Helped draft an article on the importance of headwater streams
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Harris Dam Temperature Technical Committee
USFWS
Irwin October 2013
Harris Dam Temperature Technical Committee
USFWS
Irwin March 2016
Design and analysis of Camera Survey for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Geneva County Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand, Silvano June 2014
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 August 2014
Coached multiple SDM workshops for Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Irwin January 2011
Coached a Structured Decision Making workshop for multi-agency management of Gulf striped bassfor FWS and several state agencies.
Florida Freshwater Fish Commission
Irwin August 2011
Chair, Adaptive management sub-committee for horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay.
Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission
McGowan January 2014
Attended meeting of the Southern Appalachian Black Bear Study Group and assisted in drafting a position statement on forest management and black bears.
Mitchell September 2002
Attended meeting of the Black Bear Working Group at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; assisted in drafting forest management prescriptions for black bears.
Mitchell October 2002
Attend meetings for the Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership to provide input relative to ecological flows.
Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership
Irwin, Lloyd February 2015
Attend RL Harris Action Team meetings at the request of ALDCNR for FERC licensing
ALDCNR
Irwin, Ouellette January 2019
Assisted MN Department of Natural Resources with initial phases of structured decision making through coaching team members.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Irwin February 2011
Assist with techniques for ageing juvenile and adult Bighead and Silver Carp
ADCNR
Brewer, Birdsall , Ramsey September 2021
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 September 2017
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Commision Deer Management Committee
Grand September 2004
Alabama Wild Turkey Production Survey -- led survey design;conducting surveys in piedmont ecoregion. Ongoing assistance.
Grand June 2005
ACF Striped Bass Committee
USFWS
Adair October 2013
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
School of Forestry and Wildlife Vehicle Committee McGowan October 2014 May 2016
Partner Participant, Wildlife Program Review, Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University (2020) - Participate in a review of the Wildlife Program at Auburn Brewer October 2020 October 2020
Member, University Library Committee Mitchell August 2004 August 2005
Member, School of Fisheries Graduate Committee Irwin January 2014 January 2018
Member, Research Committee/School of Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand September 2004 Present
Member, Graduate Program Policies Committee/School Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand September 2005 Present
Member, Faculty Search Committee/Chair Wildlife Position Grand September 2006 October 2006
Member, Auburn Water Resources Council Irwin January 2014 Present
Member Search Committee for Dean of Forestry and Wildife Sciences, Auburn University - Review and rank applicants, solicit recommendations from interested stakeholders, make recommendation to the Provost Grand March 2010 October 2010
Disease Ecology Search Committee McGowan March 2014 April 2015
Co-Chair, Stream Mesocosm Ad-Hoc Committee Irwin January 2014 January 2018
Chair, Ireland Distinguished Professorship Selection Committee - Reviewed applications, solicited letters of recommendation, chaired committee meetings, reported to Dean. Grand August 2008 Present
Chair, Harry Murphy Research Excellence Award - Solicited & reviewed applications, chaired committee meetings, drafted recommendation to the Dean Grand January 2015 March 2015
Chair - Chair the search and screen committee to hire the Wildlife Assistant Unit Leader. Brewer September 2020 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
reviewer, Water Resources Research Brewer July 2020 July 2020
Wildlife Program Review, Auburn University Brewer October 2020 Present
USGS Ecological Flows Working Group Irwin September 2015 January 2018
USFWS-USACOE ACF AM Management Team Irwin May 2017 Present
The Wildlife Society Grand January 2000 Present
Reviewer, Endangered Species Research Brewer September 2020 October 2020
Member, Spectacled Eider Recovery Team (developed and presented population models to examine the potential effects of predator removal on spectacled eider populations on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska in Seward, Alaska) Grand November 2004 Present
Large River Management Forum Irwin June 2013 Present
Gulf Coast Coastal Resiliency Workgroup Irwin August 2016 Present
DOI RESTORE Land Conservation Workgroup Irwin March 2016 Present
Alabama Governor's Instream Flow Panel Irwin June 2015 December 2018
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Superfund Committee of the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation - Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. Cedar Bluff, AL June 2007 Grand June 2007
Summary of quail research activities presented at the quarterly meeting of the mid-Alabama chapter of Quail Unlimited Grand February 2004
Summary of objectives for the research project "Renesting, nest depredation, and gosling survival of Dusky Canada Geese on the Copper River Delta, Alaska." Dusky Canada Goose Studies Annual Coordination Meeting. 17 October 2002. Anchorage, Alaska USA. Grand October 2002
Status of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Southeastern Regional Gap Projects Meeting 25 February 2003, Athens, Georgia USA (Silvano) Grand February 2003
Status of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Southeastern Regional Gap Projects Meeting 15 July 2003, Athens, Georgia USA (Silvano) Grand July 2003
Research on the Tallapoosa River below Thurlow Dam. Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. August 2002. Tallassee, Alabama. Irwin August 2002
Progress Report on Conecuh Quail Project. Quarterly meeting mid-Alabama Chapter Quail Unlimited. 6 March 2003. Birmingham, Alabama USA Grand March 2003
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 August 2003
Presentation of ALCFWRU research related to the information needs of the East Gulf Joint Venture at meeting of the Steering Committee. Grand August 2004
Participant in the Tallapoosa River Watershed Action Plan Annual Conference, Alexander City, AL. 2005. Irwin May 2005
Overview of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project . Meeting of the Alabama nongame wildlife conference organizing committee. Grand September 2003
Interviewed for an article regarding catfishes in Alabama. Alabama Game and Fish magazine: http://www.alabamagameandfish.com/al_aa060103a/ March 2003. Irwin March 2003
Interview Article-Jackson, K. 2006. First adaptive management implemented in Southeast on Tallapoosa River. Ag Illustrated:3(2) (http://www.ag.auburn.edu/adm/comm/agillustrated/Winter06/agec.html#fish) Irwin January 2006
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 March 2003
Gap Analysis for Alabama. Annual Meeting of the Forester's Boards of Registration 21 August 2003. Auburn, Alabama USA. Grand August 2003
Conservation of the Upper Coosa basin aquatic fauna. Annual Meeting. February 2003. Irwin February 2003
Becoming an Outdoors Woman. Taught ABC's of Fly Fishing and Wooly Boogers and Friends Workshops. March 2006 Irwin March 2006
Attended Harris Dam Stakeholder's Meeting. Sponsored by Harris Dam Stakeholders Group. May 2003. Wedowee, Alabama Irwin May 2003
Attended Harris Dam Stakeholder's Meeting. Sponsored by Harris Dam Stakeholders Group. June 2003. Alexander City, Alabama. Irwin June 2003
Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Coordination meeting with The Nature Conservancy. 25 July 2003. Birmingham, Alabama. (Silvano and Kleiner) Grand July 2003
Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Board - Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. Aliceville, AL August 2007. Grand August 2007