Jamey Eddy has been working for WEST since 1995 as a biologist, working on a variety of natural resource studies. Jamey has performed wildlife studies in conjunction with wind power, pipeline, and cellular tower developments. His primary tasks have included setting up and indoctrinating technicians on avian use studies; aerial and ground raptor nest surveying and monitoring; sage-grouse and lesser and greater prairie-chicken surveying and monitoring; lagomorph, ground squirrel, and prairie dog mapping and surveys; and mountain plover and swift fox surveys. He also has experience in bat research in the form of the placement, monitoring, and use of Anabat detectors. Jamey is a skilled data manager and field coordinator, always ensuring accurate data collection and meeting deadlines.
Prior to starting at WEST, Jamey earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and was then on the staff at the University of California, Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, where he designed, funded, constructed, and operated an efficient food production facility (primarily coturnix quail) for the captive propagation of endangered peregrine falcons and other endangered raptors. Jamey also participated in the high intensity management and husbandry of the captive population of breeding falcons and reintroduction of young and was then involved with the monitoring of the wild population of peregrine falcons as it continued to grow.