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US Fish & Wildlife Service FieldNotes

Cochise College Biology Lab held at San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuges

Region 2, April 5, 2012
Instructor Edmund Priddis (blue shirt) and students inspect their catch
Instructor Edmund Priddis (blue shirt) and students inspect their catch - Photo Credit: n/a

The lab for Biology 226 – Ecology at Cochise College devoted the last month of the semester to learning about ecological field studies. With the refuges nearby it made perfect sense for the lab to be held on the refuges where the students could get a firsthand look at some of the activities the refuges are involved in and get an idea of what career opportunities are out there. The labs were led by the course instructor Edmund Priddis and Refuge Assistant Manager Chris Lohrengel, with assistance from refuge volunteer Ron Shelton and Refuge Officer Jason Greff. There were four labs held on the refuges covering vegetation surveys, bird banding, fish monitoring and endangered species recovery, and herpetological monitoring.  It is hoped that this semester was just the beginning and that we will be able to continue this partnership into the foreseeable future.

Contact Info: Christopher Lohrengel, 520-364-2104 x.106, chris_lohrengel@fws.gov