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Hanauska-Brown, Lauri A.

Hanauska-Brown holding turtle

In 2000, Lauri received her M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying the Northern Goshawk in central Idaho.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

From 2001 to 2008, Lauri was a Regional Wildlife Biologist for Idaho Fish and Game. She managed non-game and federally listed species which included Trumpeter Swans, Peregrine Falcons, pygmy rabbits, grizzlies, and wolves.

Currently, she is a Non-game Threatened & Extinct Species Section Manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks in Helena, Montana. Lauri’s work here has included reorganization of the non-game species management program, involvement with statewide bison and grizzly recovery efforts, and involvement with the statewide wolf program.

Fanuaska-Brown family with hunted deer

Her main objectives are encouraging the persistence of native species through effective population and habitat conservation, outreach and education, as well as building long-term partnerships among constituency groups, government agencies, and non-government organizations that provide resources and support for a diversity of species.

Personal objectives include teaching their young daughter how to cast a line, look for ‘critters’, hold tight in the saddle, and differentiate between wild daisies and weeds.



Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Hanauska-Brown, L., L. Bradley, J. Gude, N. Lance, K. Laudon, A. Messer, A. Nelson, M. Ross, and J. Steuber.  2012.  Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2011 Annual Report.  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.  Helena, Montana.   Pp 54.

Hanauska-Brown, L. 2008, 2010, 2012. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Non-game Legislative Report.

Hanauska-Brown, L. Annual report: 2002-2007. Southeast Idaho Trumpeter Swan trapping, translocations and observations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID.

Hanauska-Brown, L. 2006. Is it time to delist the Yellowstone grizzly? Windows to Wildlife. Non-game Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Boise, ID.

Hanauska-Brown, L., D. Evans-Mack. 2005. Viewing birds by volunteers. Windows to Wildlife. Non-game Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Boise, ID.

Hanauska-Brown, L. 2004. Southeastern Idaho Trumpeter Swan translocations and observations 2001-2003 – Project Update. In W.K. Weaver, M.H. Linck, and R.E. Shea, eds. Bulletin of the Trumpeter Swan Society 32(1):101-107.