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Working with Wolves

Reagan Barron
Monroe, Washington
Wildlife Resources, College of Natural Resources

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service warns prospective interns with the Mexican Wolf Recovery Project that they will work long, irregular hours, often in remote areas with extreme environmental conditions. Still, when Reagan Barron — a wildlife resources major and fall 2018 University of Idaho graduate — saw the posting, she jumped at the chance.

Barron, who has been interested in wolves since junior high, did work hard. To monitor wolf movements during the summer internship in Alpine, Arizona, she set up remote cameras and hauled diversionary food caches, often heavy boxes of roadkill, to sites in the Gila and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

“It was difficult but very rewarding at the end of the day,” she said.

The caches are meant to divert the wolves from killing area cattle and supplement food for packs with pups. From this internship, Barron gained new scientific and practical skills from searching for animal sign and triangulating with telemetry to using a firearm and improving her 4x4 driving. Most of all, the experience helped advance her career.

“I really learned a lot from this job, and it helped me narrow down what I want to do,” she said.

Reagan Barron
Reagan Barron

Article by Sara Zaske, College of Natural Resources

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions