Carl joined the SIG team after 13 years working for the U.S. Air Force. He brings significant experience as a biologist, project manager, and program manager. He has worked extensively in the high-deserts of the Pacific Northwest and subtropical forests of Okinawa, Japan. Notable among his strengths and experiences are his analysis of spatial natural resources datasets to make management decisions and knowledge of post-fire rehabilitation of rangelands. Carl worked for the Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project prior to working for the Air Force. There he worked with local ranchers to implement salmon and steelhead conservation projects on private lands. In addition to working with SIG, Carl is currently helping to operate his family’s ranch in south eastern Idaho.
Carl’s education includes B.S. degrees in Wildlife Resources and Rangeland Ecology and Management from the University of Idaho, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in GIS from Pennsylvania State University, and M.S. degree in Geographic Information Science from Idaho State University. For Carl’s M.S. thesis he evaluated multiple animal space use (home range) models using sage grouse datasets.