Conservation science is much more than simply a focus to protect, sustain and conserve our world’s natural resources. Conservation is also an ethical responsibility that with possessing the privilege of this earth comes with it a duty of maintaining its ecological integrity. America has lost one man that knew this better than most.
Director and Chief Scientist at The Habitat Institute states “Craighead was the reason I went to the University of Montana and enrolled in Wildlife Biology. Later years, when I was leading the first black bear/habitat use study in Oregon, I tried to emulate his Scapegoat Bear Study, where he used remote sensing to map habitat.”
John Craighead legendary teachings in wildlife science, and his passion for nature have undoubtedly influenced many conservation scientists, and will not be forgotten by his successors.
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