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;sire, Re~i~- >~gressL,,,e Record. Reporter Wedr~esdaL Apr~l 1 !, 2001 !~ J ~ m Redding wildlife biologist g recognized by the public .,l peers for his energetic :um-'c-'Y uit uam ,- of refinements m deer . ,laagement practices has )rtia!,ome the 20th Department of )uincyl and Game employee to be um)ned recipient of the kar-Safari International , fl 's award as state wildlife XJL~ cer of the year. avid 0. Smith, 58, whose ee decades of deer work e taken him from counting llets" to using -~llite-linked transmitter Jars, was presented the trd Saturday, Feb. 3, during lblic meeting of the "state and Game Commission. he award was presented by Snider, a representative i International. organization funds world- efforts to protect, and )reserve wildlife, )n Koch, DFG regional lager in Redding who, tinated Smith for the described him as a biol- who "has always con- himself in a profession- and supported his data." of this fact," Koch "Dave has the respect of professionals in a e variety of resource man- ment fields and his input i counsel are frequently ght, out by folks throughout . Western United States." \ mith, a 1967 graduate in dlife management at mboldto . _ State University, ove a ,.,ut m, ._ ur Years for the DFG, /- Vorest Service and .~::' .'eau of Land Management hag his quest for his bache- 3 degree. The work includ- salmon trapping at ville, trout studies at Lake anor, Waterfowl work at newly PUrchased Delevan ilife Refuge and fire fight- al years in the 1970s and 1980s attempted to remove from the he was the DFG's representa- trap dragged him like a sled tire on an interagency bald across the snow, the assign- eagle working team and, dur- ment turned out to be a precur- ing the same period, conducted sot to years of work devoted to a telemetry study of Rocky the plight of deer in the north Mountain elk in the Shasta state. Lake area. "Dave has completed work Smith also took part in 1970s involving deer home range field work that was designed to and migration habits, habitat determine if wolverines were selection, nutritional require- present in certain north state ments and response to distur- areas. Later, during a stretch bance," Koch said. of heavy north state land "He also has been the dri- development, he became ring force behind several deeply involved in environ- recent regulation changes that mental review that, among were designed to effectively other things, led to creation of manage deer populations cluster housing designed to while significantly increasing protect large tracts of deer hunter opportunity," added winter range. Koch, In recent years, Smith has applied his extensive knowl- In recent years, Smith has edge of deer to a push for for- played a major role in develop- est management practices that ing new transect survey meth- ods for monitoring deer popu- recognize the tight interrela- lations that, among other tionship of wildlife species and things, greatly reduce chances the need for diverse forest for human bias and error. habitats required to keep the relationship intact. "Today we are taking a more His first assignment as a scientific approach by doing permanent Fish and Game sampling across the entire employee involved use of landscape," Smith said, small, baited panel traps to adding, "and as a result, I capture and tag mule deer dur- think we are getting a more hag the winter near Susanville. defensible picture of what our Although the very first doe he deer populations are doing." J Matt Uttle concentrates on his shot, as the Portola tennis team took wednesday. For more information, see page 1C. } 1969 he became part of a __.____.j! and Game field crew eval- ,oton.a, e. cts on ia d?f. proposed reservoir , m 1971, was assigned biologist trainee for the in Redding A year later, eame the lepartment's Wildl kf -- biologist for I County: a position he today. t ith has done extensive k With a wide variety of ern California species, tlding bald eagles, elk, l arers and deer For sever- )pen: 7 [e feel: sopen: Lady Bowlers of icle, a Chapter of held their 25th annual ? i >/ i !)t~ I : :- b '93 FORD ESCORT LX Tournament Awards 4 e~o, rod, FWD, $ sl~ecl, A/C, P/S, AM/FM cass., #3163bb ............. Jluet March 30 at FORD CONTOUR s ope . Wourth Tavern. 5 A/c, P/s, AM/fM ca.. ..................... le fee e city tournament was FORD EXPLORER XLT : 775 'Vat the Ponderosa Bowl ha Grins, 4x4, otto., V-6, A/C, tilt, crui~, p/W/L, P/S, AM/FM co~., #A92~I )la over a period of two ' RD ORT ZX$ 00 FO ES , ....... _.ends. 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