Farm Bill Biologist - Chinook, MT
Garrett’s passion for the outdoors began at a young age, where he spent most of his free time with family and friends hunting for Black-tail deer, turkey, pheasant, dove, and quail. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Fish and Wildlife Management. Some of the wildlife-related projects that Garrett has worked on include improving upland bird food plots, various elk and deer winter range habitat improvements, invasive plant removals, fencing around critical wildlife habitat, and creating new habitat via tree transplantation. Before starting his current job as a Farm Bill Biologist, Garrett worked as a Wildlife Area Technician, Aquatic Invasive Species Technician, Ranch Hand, and a State Park Caretaker. In his free time, Garrett can often be found outside hiking, hunting, and fishing. Garrett focuses on developing wildlife habitat conservation projects that benefit both wildlife and agriculture. He works with landowners across the Hi-line to communicate conservation program opportunities, conducts site visits, and develops plans and contracts for applicants enrolling in conservation programs. Garrett is looking forward to working with producers to conserve lands across North-Central Montana.