Carisa Stansbury

Wildlife Biologist

Carisa Stansbury first worked for WEST as a technician on various projects then becoming a fulltime Wildlife Biologist in 2016. Carisa graduated with a B.S. degree in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming in 2009 and received her M.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho in 2012. Her M.S. graduate work focused on evaluating alternative management and monitoring techniques for gray wolves in Idaho. This research encompassed rendezvous site surveys across Idaho and genetic analyses to identify individual wolves, obtain estimates of both pack and population size, and assess pack affiliation using spatial and genetic data. Carisa is based out of the Corvallis, OR office and currently coordinates field efforts for northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and remote camera work for both fisher surveys and monitoring mule deer use of wildlife crossing structures and jump-outs along highways. Additional work includes aerial surveys for lesser prairie-chicken and raptor nests, report writing, digitizing, data management/quality control and assisting in preparation of both Eagle Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies.