Curtis Stambaugh was the very first scholar to whom the chapter awarded the William Wishart post-grad scholarship. Back in 2001, the ACTWS was very proud to present this award to Curtis for his work on the effect of fire and salvage logging on bird populations.
Not long after he collected the award at our Banff conference, Curtis joined the Alberta government as a wildlife manager and research ecologist with the Alberta Research Council and then as a biologist with Alberta Fish and Wildlife
Seventeen plus years later, Curtis leads the resource management team at Alberta Environment & Parks in Grande Prairie. We like to think that the fine work he’s done on cougars, western toads and human-wildlife conflict was helped along by the Chapter’s support. We continue to be proud of Curtis’ work.