Apr 17, 2007
Jason Husseman is a regional wildlife biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Jason is responsible for monitoring and management of wolves primarily in the Salmon region, although his duties take him throughout the southeastern portion of Idaho.
Jason grew up in a small town in western Washington, and was fortunate enough to have parents that taught him the joy of camping, hunting, and fishing. This background of recreation inspired him to pursue a degree in natural resources, and wildlife was the obvious choice. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management from Washington State University, Jason worked for the Forest Service for several years as a wildlife technician. He then went on to pursue a Master’s degree from the University of Idaho, where he researched predation patterns of wolves and mountain lions in Idaho. He has worked as a wolf biologist for both IDFG and the Nez Perce Tribe’s wolf recovery program.
In addition to wolves, Jason has worked on various projects ranging from mountain lions to seabirds. When he’s not out chasing wolves, Jason enjoys hiking, fishing, and hunting the hills near his home in Salmon.