Carly Muench

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Carly Muench
Wildlife Scientist

Carly graduated with a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 2018. She has spent the last three summers working as a field technician performing breeding bird surveys and northern goshawk monitoring, banding, and blood sampling in Idaho. She has also been involved with the Wolverine Watchers citizen science program in western Montana for three years, having led and assisted with several winter monitoring stations. Her interests include long-term survival, dispersal patterns, and physiology of raptors and large carnivores.

Carly assists with MPG’s long-term black bear monitoring project and wildlife trail camera network. Her primary goals include identifying individual bears from camera footage, analyzing bear behavior and interactions from footage, seasonally maintaining 125 cameras, and collecting hair samples from bear rub posts.

In her free time, Carly enjoys practicing falconry, birding, and long-distance running."

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