M.S. student, Wildlife Biology
Colter Feuerstein grew up in Shepherd, Montana, spending most of his time immersed in the many outdoor activities Montana has to offer. He earned a B.S. in ecology at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana. Advised by Andrew Whiteley and working closely with Ryan Kovach, fish conservation geneticist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Feuerstein’s research involves westslope cutthroat trout conservation in southwest Montana (in collaboration with Turner Enterprises and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks), focusing on the management implications associated with the reintroduction of multiple genetically divergent westslope cutthroat trout into a single vacant habitat. Specifically, his research focuses on the genetic consequences of using multiple source populations for translocations and how this affects both genetic variation and fitness differences between individuals in the subsequent population. He loves fly fishing and hunting in his spare time.
B.S. in Ecology at the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana