Winner of the Alberta Wildlife Publication Award – Popular Category 2020

This award recognizes wildlife professionals for outstanding written contributions in the popular publication category. Publications can be a book, article, monograph, or other type of publication that is relevant to wildlife management and conservation in Alberta.

This year, we are pleased to present Dr. Lee Foote with this award for his article Pity the Biologist in the September 2019 edition of the Alberta Outdoorsmen Magazine. This article shares some of the challenges that wildlife biologists face as they determine harvest limits and protocols for species. Dr. Foote is honest about how difficult this job can be, and how essential it is. He expertly explains the different management strategies for hunting and angling that are data-based and meet different management objectives. The article is written in language and tone that is accessible and engaging for anyone to read.

Through this article, Dr. Foote demonstrates his skill at taking complex scientific approaches, like population dynamics, and making them engaging, interesting, and understandable for to the all Albertans who love getting outside. This award is well deserved! Congratulations Dr. Foote!

Check our Dr. Foote’s acceptance video (publication popular category) in our members area.

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Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.