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The Gunnison Basin Gunnison Sage-Grouse Working Group
Clait E. Braun earned his BS in technical agronomy from
Kansas State University (1962), his MS in
University of Montana
and his PhD in wildlife biology from
Colorado State University
(1969). While a student, he was at times employed by the
US Department of Agriculture
Montana, and by the
Montana Department of Game and Fish.
In 1969, Dr. Braun joined the
Colorado Division of Wildlife
where, during his thirty-year career, he held positions that included program manager, wildlife research leader, and researcher. His studies of
led to his discovery of the
in 1977. He was also instrumental in naming the species.
Dr. Braun has published over 200 scientific peer-reviewed and technical publications, mostly on birds, including sage-grouse. He is a past president of the
past president of the Wilson Ornithological Society,
past president of the
Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science,
and past editor of the
Journal of Wildlife Management.
He has been an invited lecturer at over twenty-five colleges and universities in the
Since January 2000 he has headed the consulting firm Grouse Inc.
In this video, Clait Braun talks about the failures of the Gunnison Basin Gunnison Sage-Grouse Working Group (Colorado) during the period 1995–2002.
Recorded in September 2004. This video is an excerpt from Clait Braun’s interview in Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching