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Ted Dick
Thank you Charlotte, well done.
Gretchen Mehmel (she/her) - MN DNR
Kyle Daly USFWS WSFR he/him
Thanks Charlotte!
Great job Charlotte
Bill Severud (he | him)
Thanks, Charlotte!
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Good work and great info Charlotte!
Mark Nelson
Tyler - the locations of start and end of flight paths were not the same. Was the launch site different from the start and end points? By what distance? Did you capture imagery between the launch site and start/end points?
Bill Severud (he | him)
If you are potentially missing fawns in denser cover, how could this bias your survival and habitat use estimates? Also, the RGB imagery looks fantastic. Could you use those images to do vegetation surveys at bed sites?
Jacob Haus
Great talk Tyler. Do you have an idea how old on average the 75 captured fawns were last spring?
Glenn D. DelGiudice
Excellent work overall, and presentation, Tyler.
Bill Severud (he | him)
Thanks! Great talk!
Mike Malling FWS
curious if you could do this with images only and not videos is it possible to analyze aerial images (AI) with algorithms to recognize the fawns?
Melissa Gabrielson
Amazing footage! Have seen this used for nesting waterfowl, terns, etc. so it was fun to see that you were able to pick up similar species. It is an up and coming method with a lot of potential!
Mike Malling FWS
thanks tyler:)
Nicole Davros (she/her)
Keep up the good work, Tyler!
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Thanks Tyler. Great work with lots of applications!
Mark Nelson
Michael - were there any radioed deer being monitored within the study area during the time of image acquisition? Would that help sort out the 'probable deer' observations?
1-Charlotte Roy
Do you think that this method has any potential in conifer forests? Or too difficult with cover year round?
1-Charlotte Roy
Thanks, Michael!
Melissa Gabrielson
Great presentation Michael!
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Michael, as we struggle with tree restoration after invasives removal in Duluth, we would like to get an estimate of the Deer population. Would you recommend a combination of UAS & pellet counts in this semi-forested urban environment? Nice work!
Michael C McMahon
Hello Martha, using UAS in the Duluth area could be possible, but there are also additional issues that presents, namely the FAA regulations around flying UAS around airports and over people/property on the ground. There are waivers that can be issued for this, but that would be good to discuss with professional drone contractors. Pellet counts in general would likely be a decent approach, however, given the repeatability of them and that they don't require leaving out expensive equipment (i.e., cameras) in an urban environment where a lot of people might travel. It also works well as a relative abundance index to show change over time, which may be useful for your research needs.
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Thanks a bunch Michael! That's helpful.
Lisa Lussier
When a collared bear is shot, what kind of feed-back does the DNR receive from the collar mechanism specifically? Can you tell the individual is no longer moving? etc. Thank you.
Joseph Bump
Rumor has it that collared wildlife are an ‘extra incentive/trophy’ to some hunters, e.g. collared wolves. Do you hear that is the case with collared MN bears? Why do you think hunters did not refrain from killing collared individuals?
Steve Windels
VNP does perform well as a protected area for animals that stay within the boundaries of the park. But we see the same pattern that Andy reports for bears for other species we've monitored, specifically beavers, wolves, and moose.
Steve Windels
This includes sanctuary from illegal killing as well as legal harvest.
Joseph Bump
Thanks Andrew.
Mark Nelson
Any chance of implementing a shifting geographic quota system to allow some bears to grow older within some years? Might be similar to a fishing slot limit, but with slots being temporal rather than size. Would hunters like this if it produced larger bears?
Emily Hutchins
Have you had difficulty in retrieving collars from harvested bears?
Matthew Schommer
How frequent do the collars send out their locations? Is battery life an issue with the satellite collars?
Spencer Rettler
Great talk Andy!
Mark Spoden
How valuable are conifers for still providing thermal cover compared to providing snow shelter ? is there benefit to deer from conifers to stay warmer burning less energy
Morgan Swingen, 1854 Treaty Authority
I might have missed it, but how were you getting your daily snow depth measurements? And were they averages across the study area or in certain habitat types?
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Thanks Brad! Great applications for our forest management.
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Excellent work Christiana! Are these techniques replicable for other rare Mussels? Will you or your team pursue this?
Steve Windels
Great job, Christiana!
Mags Rheude (she/her)
Great presentation!
Bill Severud (he | him)
Nice work!
Liz Rasmussen
Great presentation and great work!
Mark Nelson
Are all fish that are immunologically compatible also behaviorally compatible?
Elise Jordahl
How often did you loose fish while holding them in the holding tank? Did this affect the results at all?
Lisa Lussier
Yes, very interesting, thanks. :)
Bill Severud (he | him)
I'll be saying "fatmucket" for days...
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Steve Merchant's farm was named for them many years ago. :)
Liz Rasmussen
When I was working in Mark's lab we had an eel escape and get lost 😅 found him a few weeks later...
Melissa Gabrielson
Can eDNA be used to help answer some of your questions/monitor this mussel species?
Ann Geisen
Hi Reid. What method did you use to measure wild rice cover?
Mark Spoden
on a smaller scale, could you mow/burn the cattail on ice and then cover the stems with a large sewage pond black liner to kill the cattail from lack of sunshine the following spring? ( like a tarp/tent left on your lawn, killing the grass. )
Troy Dale
I have 2 questions and maybe you mentioned some of these and I missed the info.: 1) How many years have you been conducting these treatment methods and do you feel these initial results have any longevity? 2) In your burning method photos there's snow on the ground, what was the timing and have you tried a growing season burn for better results?Great presentation and great info!
1-Charlotte Roy
Did you find an optimal time in the growing season to apply lethal treatment (early, middle, late) to get the best result? How fast does decomposition occur in the smother treatment? Does it persist a long time?
Kat Dickerson
Nice Job Reid! Good information.
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Such encouraging work! Thanks Reid. Lots to ponder and consider replicating, especially for Wild Rice restoration.
Jennifer Boucher
In the underwater cut treatment did you just cut the 1 year or multiple years in the efficacy study?
Steve Windels
Reid's last day at Voyageurs National Park is tomorrow, Feb 24! Thanks to Reid for leading this project the last 3 yrs!
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Congrats Reid and all the best in your next chapter!
Ann Geisen
Great work, Reid! Thanks for sharing the work with everyone.
Kyle Daly USFWS WSFR he/him
Glad Reid is staying in Minnesota!
Martha Minchak (she/her/hers/birdbrain)
Great to hear!
Emily Hutchins
Reid, for your non-lethal treatment, what is the benefit of mowing before burning? Thankns