Dr. Shaun Grassel presents: Non-Lethal Methods for Wildlife Management
In this webinar, Dr. Grassel will discuss several non-lethal methods for wildlife management that have been used by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Using these methods beavers have been successfully captured and relocated when their activities have plugged culverts, impacted roads and fences, and threatened trees that are used by nesting bald eagles. In addition, prairie dogs have been captured and translocated from areas of conflict to areas where safe, new habitats have been constructed by humans. Dr. Grassel will also discuss the Tribe’s efforts to bolster its pronghorn population by sterilizing coyotes to reduce predation on pronghorn kids.
Dr. Shaun Grassel
Dr. Shaun Grassel is an enrolled member of and a Wildlife Biologist for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He has worked for his Tribe for nearly 25 years on the conservation and management of wildlife species. Shaun’s work includes monitoring population trends of game species and focal non-game species, conducting research, and assisting in administrative duties and the development of policy. Shaun and his team are self-supported – having raised all required funding for his work from external sources for over 15 years. Shaun has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University and a Doctoral degree in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho. Shaun spends his free time managing his 150-head cow/calf ranch and raising native grasses for seed production.