A Life in the Wild
Janice Stroud-Settles ..............................................................
There is no such thing as a typical day for a wildlife biologist especially for one whose “office” is Grand Canyon National Park. A day’s agenda might find you discouraging a bobcat kitten from “entertaining” hikers along Bright Angel Trail OR studying Mexican Spotted Owls deep in the Canyon OR helping native fish species reach recovery in the waters of the Colorado River OR leading volunteers in conducting a count of the elk population on the South Rim. In this episode of On the Road with Mac and Molly, we'll hear from Grand Canyon wildlife biologist Janice Stroud-Settles about how she entered this highly-competitive field, the challenges she faces each day and the joys that have been hers in a career that has kept her in the wild.
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Janice Stroud-Settles is currently a Wildlife Biologist at Grand Canyon National Park, where she studies and monitors various wildlife species including the California Condor and Mexican Spotted Owl. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Franklin and Marshall College. She earned her Master’s degree in Zoology at Southern Illinois University, during which she studied white-tailed deer in Michigan. Previous positions have included being a Regional Habitat Specialist for Arizona Game and Fish Department and a Wildlife Biologist in Yellowstone National Park where she studied multiple species including wolves, bears, bison, lynx, pronghorn, and elk.