Steve Hanser

Since 2014, Steve has served as the Sagebrush Ecosystem Program Specialist in the Ecosystems Mission Area to coordinate and communicate USGS science related to the sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem.


Steve joined the U.S. Geological Survey in 2002 and spent 12 years in Boise, ID conducting research focused on using field-based measures and geospatial tools to improve our understanding of the multi-scale environmental drivers of sage-grouse and songbird distributions in the sagebrush ecosystem. 


Sagebrush Ecosystem Program Specialist, U. S. Geological Survey, 2014–present
Acting Wildland Fire Science Coordinator, U. S. Geological Survey, 2014
Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 2002-2014
Biological Science Technician, , U.S. Geological Survey, 2002
GIS Intern, City of Pocatello, 2002
Graduate Research Assistant, Idaho State University, 1999–2002
Research Technician, Iowa State University, 1998-1999
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Iowa Cooperative Research Unit, 1998-1999


M.S. Biology, Idaho State University, 2002
Geotechnologies Post-baccalaureate Certification, Idaho State University, 2002
B.S. Biology, Iowa State University, 1999