Kari Eneas

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Kari Eneas

M.S. student, Wildlife Biology

Personal Summary

My passion for wildlife and the complexities of natural ecosystems began for me at an early age.  I grew up within the heart of the Flathead Indian Reservation, which provided me with ample opportunities to observe wildlife across diverse ecosystems.  Today, I am employed as a wildlife biologist with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Management Program after starting as a wildlife biologist trainee in 2008.  I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology in 2013 while establishing a barn owl survey protocol for the Mission Valley and conducting a dietary analysis between barn owls and short eared owls.  I have since then conducted breeding bird surveys and worked on the monitoring of long-billed curlew populations and interagency planning efforts for sharp-tailed grouse restoration in western Montana.  My other duties have included collection and interpretation of data from sand bed track surveys at wildlife crossing structures on U. S.. Highway 93, remote-sensing camera monitoring of wildlife habitat and crossing structure use, both aerial and ground surveys of local waterfowl and bald eagles, community outreach and education, as well as habitat restoration efforts on Kerr Wildlife Habitat Mitigation Areas. 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2013)

  • Terrestrial emphasis

Hobbies

I am a partaker of many outdoor activities!  During the summer you can find me on the water on my paddleboard or kayak with my bulldog (its exactly as epic as it sounds), or relaxing in my hammock at some remote destination.  (I make it a point to get in some hammock time and enjoy the silence with a san pellegrino at the end of a good hike or snowshoeing adventure... its just what I do) I love a good campfire and time spent in fellowship with fellow friends and family.