Wildlife conservation and sustaining populations in the face of increasing land use and environmental change is often a top priority for agencies, industry, and the public. WEST uses a combined statistical and ecological approach to provide clients with objective and scientifically credible results to address numerous wildlife concerns. Our ecologists and biometricians are highly experienced in study design, data collection, and data analysis for a variety of surveys, species, and geographic areas. Additionally, we employ the very latest capture techniques, field equipment, and study methodologies. Our scientific expertise includes all aspects of studies designed to estimate the size and range of wildlife populations. This expertise includes use of capture and recapture, distance sampling, direct counts, radio telemetry, remote sensing, and aerial survey methods for all types of wildlife populations.
WEST combines statistical and ecological expertise in the design and conduct of aerial survey and telemetry studies for a wide range of species, including bald eagles, golden eagles, prairie grouse species, Dall sheep, mule deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, walrus, bats, and polar bears and other marine mammals.
Sustaining big game populations in the face of increasing land use and environmental change is a top priority for agencies, industry, and the public. WEST has the experience and expertise needed to provide clients with science-based solutions to big game management and conservation challenges.
WEST staff has expertise and experience with detection dogs and can provide guidance, direction, and implementation of wildlife surveys using dogs. WEST biologists have developed a high-quality training program for detection dogs to execute a variety of wildlife surveys, including bat and bird carcass searches at renewable energy facilities.
Working with all stakeholders, including industry, state and federal agencies, permitting agencies, and environmental groups, WEST has developed a portfolio of successes addressing stakeholder needs and helping to ensure the future of threatened and endangered species.