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

Wyoming Technical Assistance Activities


Wyoming Coop Unit students and staff assist a WY Game and fish biologist with an elk release.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Yellowstone Climate Change Briefing. Presented summary of research on climate change and ungulates funded by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. Presentation given to staff of USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Yellowstone National Park as well as Tom Armstrong (Director, USGS Global Change Program) and Kit Batten (Science Advisor to Deputy Secretary of the Interior). July 22-23, 2009.
US Geological Survey
2009-07-19
Status of sturgeon chub in Powder River, Wyoming
Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
Hubert 2009-07-08
Served on US Geological Survery Research Grade Evaluation panel. Fall 2008.
US Geological Survey
2009-06-01
Served as local organizer of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Science Workshop, on the campus of Univ of WY, May 15-18, 2007. Organized and led panel on Wildlife and Livestock Responses to Energy Development.
Kauffman 2007-05-15
Representing the WY Coop Unit on the USGS Steering Committee of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
Kauffman 2007-01-01
Presented progress report to DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program entitled: A Risk Assessment Framework for Defining Scientifically Defensible Recovery Goals For Listed Species. Washington D.C.
Kauffman 2007-02-12
Peer Reviewer for: Proposed Revision of Special Regulation for the Central Idaho and Yellowstone Area Nonessential Experimental Populations of Gray Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Federal Register 72:36942-36949. Friday, July 6, 2007
Kauffman 2007-08-06
Peer Reviewer for GREATER SAGE-GROUSE POPULATION TRENDS: AN ANALYSIS OF LEK COUNT DATABASES by Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Kauffman 2008-08-20
Organized and led Cooperative Research Unit workshop (mini-hands) on strategies for the development of transboundary research projects. Salt Lake City, Utha, June 01, 2009.
Cooperative Research Unit Program
2009-04-01
Options for burbot management in Wyoming.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Hubert 2009-03-12
Member of the USGS Ecological Assessment Science Team charged with writing a White Paper on ecological assessments involving energy and wildlife.
Kauffman 2007-08-01
Member of planning committee for WLCI Science Workshop. Laramie, Wyoming, May 2009.
US Geological Survey
2009-03-01
Identification of crayfish collected by Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Hubert 2009-08-11
Assessment and advice regarding fish and habitat monitoring program with focus on razorback suckers.
San Juan River Recovery Implementation Working Group
Hubert 2009-04-07
Assessment and advice regarding fish and habitat monitoring program with focus on Colorado River pikeminnow.
San Juan River Recovery Implementation Working Group
Hubert 2009-04-28
Advised Wyoming Game and Fish Deparment Moose Working Group Re: statewide moose declines, May 05, 2009.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2009-04-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Curriculum Committee, University of Wyoming Chalfoun 2010-01-01 Present
UW Discovery Days, University of Wyoming Chalfoun 2009-08-01 Present
Student Awards Co-chair, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming Chalfoun 2009-01-01 Present
Program in Ecology Career Planning Course, University of Wyoming Chalfoun 2009-08-01 2010-12-31
University of Wyoming - Guest panelist for UW course for undecided undergraduate majors Chalfoun 2008-08-01 2009-12-31
Wildlife Biology Department, Univ. of Montana - Faculty search committee - Wildlife Disease Ecologist Chalfoun 2003-08-01 2004-12-31
Wildlife Biology Department, Univ. of Montana - Faculty Review Evaluation Committee Chalfoun 2003-08-01 2003-08-31
School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri - Advisory Council Chalfoun 1998-08-01 1999-12-31
University of Missouri - Graduate Student Association Representative Chalfoun 1997-08-01 1999-12-31
School of Natural Resources, Univ. of Missouri - Communications Committee Chalfoun 1998-08-01 1999-11-30
Chair, Assistant Leader for Fisheries, Search Committee Hubert 2009-06-01 Present
Coordinator, Coordinator; Fish, Wildlife, and Ecology Seminar Hubert 1990-08-01 2008-09-30
Member, College Summer Independent Study Committee, University of Wyoming Kauffman 2009-09-01 Present
Member, FoSTER Committee for Ecological Observatory Kauffman 2008-04-01 Present
Member, Absaroka Divide Working Group Kauffman 2007-07-01 Present
Member, Seminar Committee of the Program in Ecology Kauffman 2007-04-01 Present
Member, Search Committee, University of Wyoming, Renewable Resources Kauffman 2006-10-01 2007-04-30
Wildlife and Fisheries Management Curriculum committee Walters 2012-01-01 Present
Search committee - Zoology and Physiology Department Walters 2013-09-01 2014-05-31
Program in Ecology Seminar Committee Walters 2012-08-01 2014-05-31
Search committee - Zoology and Physiology Department Walters 2012-10-01 2013-05-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Steering Committee Member, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, U.S. Geological Survey Kauffman 2008-11-01 Present
RGE panel participant Walters 2016-11-01 2016-11-30
Member, Science and Technical Advisory Committee, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, U.S. Geological Survey Kauffman 2007-09-01 Present
Member, Science Team, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, U.S. Geological Survey Kauffman 2006-11-01 Present
Grant Reviewer, National Geographic Society Kauffman 2011-11-30
Faculty mentor, Women's Flyfishing club Walters 2017-01-01 Present
Faculty mentor, American Fisheries Society Univeristy of Wyoming Student Sub-unit Walters 2013-08-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
“Birds of the Snake River” (Invited Speaker). Summit on the Snake, Teton Science School, Jackson, WY (2008) Chalfoun
Wyoming State Science Fair judge Walters 2013-03-01
Wyoming Land Conservation Initiative Field Briefing in Rock Springs and Pinedale Wyoming to USGS Central Region Director, Science Coordinator and BRD Program Director Kauffman 2008-03-08
Wildlife outfitters in Wyoming are hurting because of the declining moose population. They depend on big game hunters for their livelihood. These businesses typically blame the reintroduction of wolves to the area as well as the states exploding grizzly bear population for the moose decline. But a decade-long drought in the region may be to blame. Kauffman 2011-11-02
UW study finds songbird declines in high-density well sites. Chalfoun 2011-10-11
Talk for Issak Walton League on "Resistance of resilience of aquatic communities to low flow disturbance". Walters 2013-02-01
Talk entitled "Wildlife dynamics and impacts: research experience and future directions" given to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Wildlife Supervisors Meeting, Medicine Bow, WY. Kauffman 2006-09-27
Talk entitled "Evaluating the influence of bottom-up and top-down control of Shiras moose demography in the Jackson Herd Unit", given to the board of the Teton County Conservation District, Jackson, WY. Kauffman 2007-07-25
Study: Drilling Ramps Up and Sagebrush Songbirds Decline. Chalfoun 2011-10-12
Study shows songbirds are struggling. Chalfoun 2011-10-12
Songbirds decline as Wyoming oil and gas soars: study Chalfoun
Seattle’s Aquarium Family Science weekend presenter Walters 2009-01-01
Science and Math tutor, CS Porter Middle School, Missoula, MT (2002) Chalfoun
Research update on Absaroka Elk Ecology Project given to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, January 29, 2009. Kauffman 2009-01-29
Participant in “Science Under the Big Sky” DVD to promote Sciences at the Univ. of Montana (2004) Chalfoun
Panelist, Conservation Leaders Panel, Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Sheridan, Wyoming. November 20, 2008. Kauffman 2008-11-20
Panelist, Research Partnership Panel. Forest and Plains Research Symposium, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming. March 09, 2009. Kauffman 2009-03-09
Organized and lead panel on wolf-moose interactions. North American Moose Conference, Pocatello, ID. June 14, 2009. Kauffman 2009-06-14
Mentor, Young Women in Science Program, Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY (2007) Chalfoun
Meeting with Wyoming Game & Fish Department re: State Wildlife Action Plan revision (2008) Chalfoun 2008-09-15
Keynote speaker. Are wolves really saving aspen? Beast Feast, Annual Fundraising Dinner for Student Chapter of Wyoming TWS. November 03, 2008. Kauffman 2008-11-03
Interviewed for “Assignment Earth” film “Bike paths and birds” focused on research in the Tetons: Chalfoun 2008-06-01
Interviewed by Jackson Hole News & Guide for article “Talk reveals humans’ effect on bird parenting” (2008) Chalfoun
Guest Speaker, Jackson Hole Bird Club Monthly Meeting, Jackson, WY (2007) Chalfoun
Guest Speaker, 9th grade Ecology Class, Journeys School, Jackson, WY (2007) Chalfoun
Faculty of 1000 Biology: evaluation of Kauffman et al. 2007. Landscape heterogeneity shapes predation in a newly restored predator-prey system. Ecology Letters 10:690–700. http://f1000biology.com/guardpages/evaluation/1088360/ Kauffman 2007-07-01
Drought, predation, and migratory Clarks Fork elk. Invited public presentations at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY and Teton County Library in Jackson, WY. May 2010. Middleton 2010-05-06
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Bioblitz (fish team) Walters 2008-01-01