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.