We have a new Wildlife Biologist/Ranch Manager joining the team...
Matthew Montgomery has recently been hired on with the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes as the Wildlife Biologist/101 Ranch Manager. Matthew received his B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation and Mgmt. with an emphasis on wildlife biology from Western Carolina University. He moved to Fort Collins, CO immediately after his undergrad to work for the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas as a Land Management Technician. This involved assisting in the management and conservation efforts of a 17,000ac natural area and active cattle ranch called Soapstone Natural Area. This was, and continues to be, a release site for the endangered black footed ferret, where Matthew assisted the USFWS in the reintroduction efforts.
Matthew moved on from the City of Fort Collins to the Bureau of Land Management in Winnemucca, NV as a contracted Fuels Monitoring Crew Lead. He led a crew in vegetation and ecological monitoring of post-burn rehabilitation sites throughout northern Nevada to better enhance wildlife habitat.
He expresses strong interest in the wildlife ecology and habitat restoration. In his spare time, Matthew can be found chasing his passions of fishing, hunting and hiking on the vast amount of public lands between Nevada and Idaho.