Kurt Alt, Wildlife Biologist with Mountains, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department

"When you look at impacts, your impacts - and you can apply this whole concept to plant and wildlife - if you're going to utilize something, you need to look at the history behind that whole species. Try to be sensitive to it. What you're doing with management is trying to acknowledge that whatever process has allowed those plant or wildlife communities to persist for so long and develop, well, try to understand that process, and allow it to continue whenever possible."

Kurt Alt is a wildlife biologist for the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department of the State of Montana. He works in the Gallatin and Madison drainages of southwest Montana, collecting and analyzing data on moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, mountain lions, bears, antelope, and many other native species of the area. He makes recommendations about how proposed land uses (such as recreation or mining) impact wildlife.


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