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Terri Thorn

Wildlife Biologist

Terri Thorn is a wildlife biologist with WEST. His current duties at WEST include wind farm pre- and post- construction wildlife surveys, GIS support for various projects, and technical report writing. Prior to joining WEST, he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a wildlife biologist/GIS specialist. His experiences there included critical habitat mapping for Canada lynx and piping plovers, contaminant pathway modeling, waterfowl surveys, landscape-level habitat mapping using aerial photography and satellite imagery, and endangered fish population monitoring. Prior to this, he was a waterfowl biologist with the Duck’s Unlimited Institute for Wetlands and Waterfowl Research in Canada and conducted various research projects on waterfowl nesting, migration, and wintering ecology. He received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries from South Dakota State University in 1987 and a M.S. degree in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University in 1991. He studied habitat use and feeding ecology of migratory cinnamon teal in central New Mexico for his thesis.