Derek Klostermeier


Derek Klostermeier joined the WEST team as a Research Biologist in 2014. Prior to joining WEST he worked for a consulting firm in Bismarck as an Environmental Scientist from 2012 to 2014. His experiences include grassland assessments, habitat assessments for the listed endangered Poweshiek skipperling and listed threatened Dakota skipper; assessing lake quality and function; habitat evaluations; water quality monitoring; vegetation identification and sampling; ecological site descriptions; wetland delineations; wetland mitigation monitoring; research of white-tailed deer in south Texas; sharp-tailed grouse research; Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA); restoration effectiveness monitoring; endangered species populations monitoring; watershed-scale monitoring; environmental monitoring and assessments; NEPA; aerial surveys for bald and golden eagles, grouse leks; and biological surveys. Derek went to school at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN where he received his B.S. in Biology. He attended North Dakota State University where he received a M.S. in Natural Resources Management (pending finalization of thesis), his thesis: “Nest Site Selection, Survival and Resource Selection of Plains Sharp-tailed Grouse on the Grand River National Grasslands in Northwest South Dakota.”