Exploring forest management and its impacts on various species of birds, both game and non-game, with conservation biologist Darin J. McNeil.
Joined by Darin J. McNeil, a conservation biologist, we discuss at length his research on forest management and its impacts to both game and non-game bird species. Born and raised an outdoor enthusiast in Michigan, D.J.’s passion for the outdoors ultimately evolved into the study and research of wildlife conservation. Additionally, he is an upland bird hunter currently developing and training his first bird dog, an English Setter named Maple.
Tune in to this episode of the Project Upland Podcast to learn more about forest management and its impacts on disturbance-dependent birds like American woodcock and ruffed grouse.
About | Darin J. McNeil
“I study the ecology and conservation of native wildlife with a particular focus on species of conservation concern. I enjoy working on projects that push the boundaries of ecological theory, while also bearing direct application to active conservation challenges. The majority of my work involves quantifying population metrics (e.g., occupancy, abundance, survival, reproduction, etc.) and relating these metrics to components of habitat quality (e.g., microhabitat, landscape, etc.).”
Research | D.J.’s Ongoing Projects
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Nick Larson is brand communications director at Northwoods Collective. He is also the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.