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"Black Bear Management" topic of discussion at UMFK

April 14, 2014

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation by Amanda DeMusz on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room. DeMusz will speak on the topic of black bear management in Maine. The presentation is free and open to the public.

DeMusz is an assistant regional biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Region G (Ashland) since 2013.

Her duties include: conducting wildlife surveys on broad range of species in Region G; collecting biological data from harvested animals: managing animal and predator control programs; mapping and monitoring critical habitats; environmental reviewing; managing and maintaining wildlife management areas; and, participating in public relations activities and interagency cooperatives.

DeMusz received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from Frostburg State University in western Maryland in 2004 and in 2009, she earned a Master of Science in Wildlife Resources from University of Idaho.

She has worked in West Virginia on songbird research; in Idaho on pygmy rabbit populations; and, in New York on marten, fisher, black bear, and waterfowl.

DeMusz grew up in Pennsylvania camping with her family, hunting with her dad, and simply enjoying the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, photography, fishing, and most of all, upland bird hunting with her three English Setters and Brittany.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers are only scheduled during the academic year.

For more information on the Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Dave Hobbins at (207) 834-7614.