Hall Sawyer is a research biologist and project manager with WEST. Hall earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Wyoming. He worked with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit as a research scientist from 1997-2001, coordinating a variety of ungulate research projects. Today, Hall continues to serve as an adjunct assistant professor to the Department of Zoology and Physiology, advising and collaborating with graduate students. He has over 20 years of experience conducting and coordinating research projects for a variety of state and federal agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations.
Hall joined the WEST team in 2002 and his specialty areas include migration ecology, conservation planning, animal capture, GPS-telemetry, and impact assessment of ungulates. He currently leads several long-term studies that evaluate the migration ecology and potential impacts of energy development on mule deer, elk, and pronghorn. Hall often works with agencies and industry to conduct studies and convey information in ways that improve management, mitigation, and planning efforts related to big game. His published work on energy development and migration ecology has helped shape an assortment of management and conservation efforts at local, state, and federal levels.