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

Idaho Technical Assistance Activities


Owyhee Canyonlands Streamgage Installation. Credit: John Wirt, USGS

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Workshop on Climate Change and the National Park Wildlife Refuge System. Invited presentation and leading a session on Climate Change in Shepherdstown WV
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friends for the Future Academy
Scott February 2009
Workshop on Climate Change and the National Park Wildlife Refuge System during the Climate Change regional team meeting.
Atlanta Georgia U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
November 2008
Worked on Advisory board
Scott August 2001
Walleye Technical Group; Provided expertise on the management of invasive Walleye populations in western North America
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Quist April 2018
State of the Birds 2010 Science Advisory Board Meeting, Arlington, VA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Scott September 2010
Shared Results of America's Top 40 Policy and Management Research Questions with Natural Resource Staff, Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC
Natural Resource Staff
Scott December 2010
Shared Results of America's Top 40 Policy and Management Research Questions with National Science Foundation Program Division, and Deputy Division Directors of Environmental Biology, Washington, DC
Program Division, Division of Environmental Biology
Scott December 2010
Shared Results of America's Top 40 Policy and Management Relevant Research Questions with Science Advisors to Directors Mineral and Management; US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, Washington, DC
Department of Interior
Scott December 2010
Shared Results of America's Top 40 Policy and Management Relevant Research Questions
US Forest Service, Chief of Research
Scott December 2010
Science Advisor; 38 Minus: the Idaho fish project; Served as the academic contact and fisheries expert on an art and educational exhibit focused on native fishes
Pritchard Art Gallery
Quist January 2011
SERDP Workshop to Military Staff and Tribal Representatives
Yakima WA
Scott March 2009
Reviewer, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Science Board. Peer reviewer for 2 research proposals
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Science Board
Moffitt March 2015
Reviewer for proposals for North Pacific Research Board of Alaska. Review and discussion of proposals
North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
Moffitt December 2014
Recovery Management Agreements Workshop on Development of formal management agreements that would provide assurances of continued management of endangered species following de-listing
USDOI Fish and Wildlife Service
Scott March 2004
Provided technical assistance to Tribal biologists about implementing a moose population monitoring program using trail cameras and an occupancy model.
Coeur d Alene Tribe
Ausband December 2018
Presented results of SERDP project to military managers and research collaborators
N.A. Wildlife and National Resources Conference
Scott March 2009
Pend Oreille Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Committee and Lakes Commission.
Lakes Commission
Moffitt August 2014
Participated on RGE review panel
USGS
Ausband June 2019
Participated in Science Advisory Board Meeting, Laval Lake Conservation and Advisory Board, Ketchum, Idaho
Lava Lake Conservation and Advisory Board
Scott September 2010
Participate on peer review panel on Sweden's wolf population monitoring program.
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Ausband March 2019
Participate on panel to review Washington state's wolf location data sharing program.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ausband March 2019
Panel Member, Idaho Sage-Grouse Science Panel, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, February 2005. Boise iD
Idaho Sage-Grouse Science Panel
Scott February 2005
Pacific States Fisheries Legislative Task Force updates and highlights of emerging issues
Legislative Reps from states of CA, OR, WA, ID, Alaska
Moffitt October 2015
Outside reviewer for tenure and promotion, University of Michigan.
University of Michigan
Moffitt July 2015
Only U.S. biologist on a working group organized by Canadian Wildlife Service to conduct a threats assessment for COSEWIC 2017 status assessment on the Burrowing Owl (a federally endangered species in Canada).
Canadian Wildlife Service
Conway October 2016
New Zealand mudsnails and invasive mollusks. Workshop for Idaho Department of Fish and Game and others. Nampa Research. January 2011.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Stockton January 2011
Member, Independent Scientific Peer Review of Kalamath Basin Long-term Plan for Protecting Late Summer Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River. Provide reviews and assessment of EIS and other documents
Klamath Basin Office
Moffitt August 2016
Member, Future Directions Committee of National Parks, Second Century Commission
George Wright Society
Scott August 2008
Member, Delta Stewardship Council's Scientific Review Team for Feasibility study of shore-based ballast water reception and treatment facilities in California. virtual and in person meetings and reviews.
Delta Stewardship Council
Moffitt July 2015
Member, Advisory Committee to the National Park Services Advisory Board on New Directions for the National Park System, Washington DC
National Park Services
Scott June 2010
Member of the Leader Committee for the Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. Attended meeting in Boise, ID, May 2007
Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation
Scott June 2005
Member of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Recovery Team
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Scott February 2006
Member of the Hawai'i Forest Bird Recovery Team
Hawai'i Forest Bird Recovery Team
Scott February 2001
Member of Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
U S Fish and Wildlife Service
Moffitt September 2014
Member of Research Review Panel, Agriculture Research Service Office of Scientific Quality, Fish Health, 2014 project plans
Department of Agriculture
Moffitt August 2014
Member
David H. Smith Memorial Grants Advisory Board
Scott May 2000
Kootenai River Technical Advisory Committee; The purpose of the committee is to provide insight on research and management activities on the Kootenai River system (BC, MT, ID).
Kootenai River Technical Advisory Committee
Quist August 2012
Invited to participate in a panel with USFWS research collaboration panel to discuss future natural resource needs and develop a research plan for implementing conservation activities adjacent refuges on federal lands.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Scott April 2010
Invited participant to establish Dreissenid mussel research priorities. Portland State University. Organized by Pacific States, USGS, and USFWS. 3-5 November.
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Moffitt November 2015
Invited member of the Technical Advisory Team for management and recovery of the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel
Idaho Department of Fish & Game, USFWS
Conway October 2017
Invited external reviewer for promotion package for Full Professor, Oregon State University.
Oregon State University
Conway July 2018
Invited by Region 1 Director as technical expert for "Assessing problems with conservation of Spotted Owl" at USFWS meeting in Portland OR
Scott June 2008
Invited Member of American Ornithological Society's Meeting Coordination Committee, which helps organize all aspects of the annual professional conference each year.
American Ornithological Society
Conway May 2017
Invited Expert, the National Parks Second Century Commission Meeting
Nature Conservancy
Scott September 2008
Invited Advisor, Nature Conservancy and the Channel Islands National Park Biologists on recovery plans for the Santa Cruz Island Scrub Jay and other endemic species
Nature Conservancy
Scott September 2008
Hosted Workshop on Endangered Hawai'ian Forest birds' status, threats and management options
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Scott October 2008
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Science Board. Reviewer for research proposals. May-July
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission
Moffitt July 2016
Fish Population Dynamics Workshop; Presented a symposium on fish population dynamics.
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Quist February 2015
Fish Population Dynamics Workshop; Presented a symposium on fish population dynamics.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Quist March 2016
Ecological Conflict and context of National Park System. Workshop for strategic decision making
USGS worksho, Salt Lake City, UT
June 2009
Differentiating tributaries of the Pend O’Reille river watershed to determine important areas of recruitment for west slope cutthroat trout
Idaho Game and Fish Department
Carleton, Quist March 2013
Differentiating tributaries of the Kootenai River Watershed and linking adult red band rainbow trout to their natal origins to support conservation and management.
Montana Game Fish and Parks
Carleton, Quist March 2013
Co-organizer, 6th National New Zealand mudsnail conference. Moscow, Idaho. March 15-16.
Utah Department of Wildlife
Stockton March 2011
Co-organizer and presenter for Western Regional New Zealand mudsnail workshop. Seattle WA 16-17 June. As part of this, I presented summaries of our risk assessment, as well as control measures. No abstracts were provided, but I led discussion on control measures, as well as case histories. I will provide input to a revised regional document that the FWS will be the lead on.
Washington Invasive Species Council
Moffitt January 2015
Chaired session on "Conservation Assessments of Large Areas". A symposium on land use futures
Scott July 1999
Chaired a session for the All Conservancy Science Meeting for the Nature Conservancy.
Scott May 2002
Chair Aquatic USGS RGE review team. Coordinated review of 19 scientists for USGS
RGE Office
Moffitt January 2015
Attended Meeting of Science and Strategic Growth Advisory Boards of National Parks Association Second Century Commission, Washington, DC
Second Century Commission
Scott December 2010
Assistance for regional hatcheries with invasive species control and risk assessment
Washington Department of Fish and Widllife
Moffitt January 2014
Assist staff at Ringold Hatchery, Washington Dept Fish and Wildlife to discuss New Zealand control measures.
Washington Department of Fish and Widllife
Moffitt June 2015
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package, University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Conway July 2014
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package, University of Vermont.
University of Vermont
Conway July 2017
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package, University of Maine
University of Maine
Conway July 2017
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package, Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin and Marshall College
Conway July 2012
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package, Boise State University
Boise State University
Conway July 2016
Asked to be reviewer for promotion and tenure package of Dr. W. Gregory Shriver, Department of Entomology and Applied Ecology at University of Delaware.
University of Delaware
Conway September 2011
Age and Growth Workshop; Presented a workshop focused on the age and growth of fishes and how to use the information to guide management.
Utah Department of Wildlife Resources
Quist December 2017
Age and Growth Workshop; Presented a workshop focused on the age and growth of fishes and how to use the information to guide management.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Quist, Klein March 2018
Age and Growth Workshop; Presented a workshop focused on the age and growth of fishes and how to use the information to guide management.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Klein, Quist March 2014
Advisory Committee Member, State of the Birds 2011
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Scott February 2010
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
co-PI, Doris Duke Scholars Program - develop and implement program to educate and mentor under-represented students in natural resources Conway July 2016 Present
University of Idaho Fish and Wildlife Film Festival Committee - serve as member on committee to organize annual fish and wildlife film festival Ausband September 2020 Present
University Staff Search Committee - Participate on hiring panel for Administrative Assistant at Coop Unit Ausband April 2020 April 2020
University Faculty Search Committee - Serve as member of search committee for new Assistant Unit Leader faculty position. Ausband September 2020 Present
Tenure and promotion committee, CNR - Review candidates for promotion in the college of natural resources. Moffitt September 2013 December 2013
Search Committee for Environmental Science Director - One of 5 members to select new term director for the University of Idaho Environmental Science Program Moffitt June 2011 September 2011
Search Committee Laboratory Manager - participate in choosing a suitable manager for general laboratory space in the college Moffitt September 2014 November 2015
Safety committee, College of Natural Resources. - One of 6 members of the Moffitt June 2011 November 2015
Promotion and Tenure Committee (Chair for 2016) in College of Natural Resources - Serve as chair for committee, lead preparation of documents and reviews to provide to College Dean Moffitt September 2015 Present
Promotion Committee - evaluate promotion package for faculty members Moffitt September 2012 October 2012
Non-thesis Masters degree committee - Explore avenues for addition on non-thesis based Masters in Wildlife Sciences at Univ. of Idaho Ausband August 2019 Present
Member, Taylor Ranch steering Committee, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho Scott August 1999 Present
Member, Search Committee for Unit Leader Moffitt May 2011 June 2011
Member, Search Committee for Population Ecologist - review applicants for faculty position and rank applicants Conway August 2012 May 2013
Member, Search Committee for Department Chair - review applicants for department chair and rank applicants Conway May 2014 June 2014
Member, Search Committee for Chair of Environmental Science Dept. Scott January 2007 Present
Member, Review Committee, Chair of Forest Products Department Scott October 2005 February 2006
Member, College of Natural Resources Leadership Team, Univ of Idaho Conway January 2020 Present
Member, Climate and Culture Committee, Dept of Fish & Wildlife Sciences - develop and implement mechanisms to improve the experience of graduate students in the department Conway July 2014 Present
Member University of Idaho tribal natural resources outreach team - Member of University of Idaho tribal natural resources team for outreach activities with tribes, outreach with visiting tribes, travel to meet with tribal educators Moffitt May 2015 Present
Member Natural Resources Tribal Educational Summit - Key organizing and planning team for Natural Resources Tribal Engagement Educational Summit September-October 2015. Panel moderator, assisted with invitations and hosting. Moffitt May 2015 October 2016
Member Forest Rangeland Fire Sciences Department Head Search Committee - Participate as outside departmental representative on the FRFS Department Head Selection Committee Moffitt September 2016 Present
Member Environmental Science Core Faculty - Serve to assist in Environmental Science Program curriculum and program evaluation Moffitt February 2015 Present
Member Doris Duke Scholars Program - Arranged for summer interns in aquatic resources for Keala Bush (marine) and Viviana Baeza Nunez (freshwater). Followed their activities during summer. Moffitt May 2016 August 2016
Graduate Student Office Space Committee, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho - Graduate Student Office Space Committee; member; planning and administering renovation of graduate student office space. Quist July 2014 December 2016
Fish and Wildlife Sciences Department Head Search Committee - Serve as a committee member tasked with organizing and administering the search for a Department Head. Quist October 2013 February 2014
Fish Physiology Search Committee - Serve on faculty search for a fish physiologist to join the faculty of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences Moffitt March 2014 January 2015
Fish Physiologist Search Committee, University of Idaho - Fish Physiologist Search Committee; member Quist June 2014 December 2015
Faculty promotion panel - Review faculty member promotion package and make recommendation. Ausband September 2019 Present
Design and planning for Aquaculuture Research Building Addition - I will participate in the selection of suitable firms and then interactions with them to complete the design criteria for the aquaculture reserach center addition on campus. Moffitt February 2014 May 2014
Culture and Climate Committee, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho Quist July 2014 Present
College Representative, Graduate Council, University of Idaho - discuss and vote on policy related to graduate student education at the Unviersity of Idaho Conway April 2012 September 2015
Co-chair, Taylor Ranch Wilderness Research Workshop Coordinating Committee Scott May 2008 May 2008
Chair, Search Committee for Wildlife Habitat Ecologist - appoint and lead search committee, prepare position description and paperwork, submit advertisements, review applicants for faculty position and rank applicants Conway July 2015 December 2015
Chair, Search Committee for Population Ecologist - review applicants for faculty position and rank applicants Conway August 2013 May 2014
Chair, Diversity workshop with Carolyn Finney - Co-organizer for two day workshop and presentations on multi-cultural inclusion with Dr. Carolyn Finney author of Black faces and White Spaces. 27-30 September. Panel moderator. Moffitt May 2015 September 2015
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Wood River Land Trust aquatic studies at Rock Creek restoration site Moffitt June 2016 June 2016
USGS All Hands Meeting Scott March 2010 March 2010
Tenure and Promotion External Reviewer, UC Davis Moffitt April 2014 July 2014
Reviewer. Montana Water Resources Seed Grants Moffitt November 2010 December 2010
Reviewer for Lake Tahoe Consortium Proposals Moffitt December 2012 February 2013
Reviewer for Department of Agriculture CREES, Small Business Investment in Research (SPIR) Phase II grants- Aquaculture Moffitt February 2012 May 2012
Reviewer for CREES SBIR Aquaculture Proposals Moffitt November 2012 January 2013
Reviewer Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund proposals Moffitt September 2011 March 2012
Reviewer Alaska Marine Ecosystem Grant Program Moffitt January 2011 March 2011
Reviewer Alaska Marine Ecosystem Grant Program Moffitt February 2012 July 2012
Outside reviewer for tenure decision. Hatfield Marine Science Center and Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation OSU Moffitt August 2011 September 2011
Outside Reviewer for tenure decision, University of California @ Davis Moffitt August 2011 September 2011
Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC) Moffitt June 2011 June 2012
Member, Technical Committee for Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Conway August 2017 Present
Member, Senior Science Council, The Nature Conservancy Scott July 2005 Present
Member, Search Committee for Idaho Dept of Fish & Game research biologist Conway August 2012 September 2012
Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor, Univ of Idaho Conway January 2016 October 2016
Member, Ivory billed woodpecker Recovery Team Scott July 2005 Present
Member, Idaho Dept of Fish & Game Committee on State Wildlife Action Plans Scott April 2005 Present
Member, Hawaii Forest Bird Recovery Team Scott January 2000 Present
Member, David H. Smith postdoctoral advisory committee, The Nature Conservancy Scott January 1999 June 2004
Member, Climate Change Impact on National Wildife Refuges, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott November 2006 Present
Member, Climate Change Committee, U.S. Department of Interior Scott January 2007 Present
Member, Advisory Board, Anhauser Bush Wildlife Scholarship Scott January 2000 Present
Interactive workshop with Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile. Moffitt July 2014 July 2014
Fisheries Strategic Plan Steering Committee for USFWS, Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Moffitt May 2012 December 2014
Co-chair, Whooping Crane Review Team, U.S. Department of the Interior Scott June 1999 December 1999
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Coop Unit Leader Conway January 2018 October 2018
Chair, Pacific Area Avifauna Recovery Team Scott January 1992 December 1998
Reviewer Lake Tahoe Tahoe Science Consortium Research Program Moffitt October 2010 January 2011
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
provided updates and brief results of Lake Pend Oreille study for Lakes Commission and Invasive species work group. Moffitt September 2016
provided information on PKD disease episodes in Montana and Idaho for public radio Moffitt August 2016
Shared Expertise on White Pelican Populations in Eastern Idaho. Pocatello, ID Scott August 2009
Scientific interpretation of Lonnie Hutson exhibit at Prichard Gallery Moffitt February 2014
Provided input to Lewiston Tribune writer, Eric Barker regarding thermal stress on salmonds in low flow, high temperature rivers Moffitt July 2015
Presentation to Regional Naturalists on the infestation of Asian clams in Lake Pend Oreille, ID Moffitt, Braker July 2014
Organized and participated in public meeting in Sandpoint ID to discuss aquatic invasive species, specifically an infestation of Asian clams Moffitt June 2014
Invited Speaker: Research Careers with the USGS, The Nature Conservancy post doctoral fellows program. Providence, RI. April 2005. Scott April 2005
Invited Speaker: "The Endangered Species Act at 30: Renewing the Conservation Promise," Congressional Course. Harvard University. March 2005. Scott March 2005
Invited Speaker: "Endangered Species Act at 30: Renewing the Conservation Commitment." Presentation made to director and staff of the Idaho Office of Species Conservation. Boise, ID. October 2004. Scott October 2004
Invited Speaker: "Conservation Landscape 2076: Where, What, Who?" Kootenai County, Cd'A Chamber Series. Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. February 2005. Scott February 2005
Invited Speaker/Panel Chair, "Advocacy in Science", All Hands Meeting. Sarasota, FL February 2005. Scott February 2005
Invited Speaker, "The Endangered Species Act at 30: Renewing the Conservation Promise", Environmental Law Institute and the American Bar Association Washington D.C., April 7, 2005. Scott April 2005
Invited Speaker, "Ecological Content and Context of America's National Wildlife Refuge Systems", National Wildlife Refuge Association, October 2004, New Hampshire Scott October 2004
Invited Presentation: "Endangered Species Act at 30: Renewing the Conservation Promise." Practical Paths Workshop,Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, October 2004, Boise, Idaho Scott October 2004
Invited Co-Presenter, H&H Natural Resources Law Retrea, "Demographics, Goods and Services: Oikos Opportunities in Our World of Change" Scott June 2008
Interview with Jeff Young, National Public Radio. Topic: Endangered Species Act and the ESA at 30 Project. June 2005. Scott June 2005
Contributed fish and expertise to an art and educational exhibit focused on native fishes in Idaho Quist April 2014
Conference, Faculty, Students of Universidado de Nuevo Leon and Environmental Authorities of Tamaulipas, Mexico Scott December 2001
Briefed Assistant Secretary for Science and Water results of the Endangered Species Project @ 30. Scott November 2004
Briefed Assistant Secretary for Parks and Wildlife on results of Endangered Species Project @ 30. Scott October 2004
30-minute interview with a reporter for Science Magazine Scott October 2005