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Chad Dickinson

Chad Dickinson is a biological science technician working with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, a cooperative research team that addresses monitoring and research needs for the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population. 


B.S. Fish and Wildlife Management. 1994. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

A.S. Fish and Wildlife Management. 1992. Hocking College, Ohio


Research Interest

Chad's research focus for the past 22 years has been on grizzly bear capture and handling with an emphasis on advanced immobilization and emergency anesthetic techniques.  Along with his current research on Yellowstone grizzly bears, he assisted research studies involving the capture and handling and location via radio telemetry of wolverines, bighorn sheep and bison.  Chad serves as the U. S. Geological Survey Firearms Safety Program Manager and oversees all firearms safety training within the bureau and is also a USGS firearms safety instructor.  Chad was born in Littleton, CO and after multiple moves across the country earned a A.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management from Hocking College, OH and a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. 

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