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conservation + natural history explored

Welcome to the Northwest Nature Matters podcast.

This podcast is produced by the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society in partnership with the Oregon Wildlife Foundation.

The people of the Pacific Northwest value beautiful natural scenery, clean air and water, and abundant fish and wildlife resources. Conservation is important to us, yet sourcing accurate scientific information can be difficult in this age of polarized content. The goal of the podcast is to serve as an antidote; to give you the opportunity to hear directly from the experts, through long-form conservation about natural history and conservation.

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Monty Gregg is the Forest Wildlife Biologist for the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland. In this position he manages the wildlife program for the Forest and Grassland and supports the District Wildlife Biologists through their efforts to maintain and restore habitat function for the variety of species endemic to the Forest and Grassland. 


Through much of his career he has conducted habitat restoration efforts for locally and regionally important species that include everything from mule deer and elk to federally listed species such as the Northern Spotted Owl.  Habitat restoration through partnership development has been an area of interest for Monty over the past 15 years. 


Monty works at both the Regional and National level to develop partnership opportunities for the Forest Service with various wildlife conservation organizations. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University.

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