Apr 17, 2007
Michael Lucid is a Regional Wildlife Biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. His job is keeping track of wolf packs in the southwest part of the state. Michael’s parents always encouraged his love for animals and science and he grew up surrounded by pets including fish, lizards, birds, cats, dogs, and livestock. Although he grew up in the big city of Houston, Michael now chooses to live out west where he can roam about the woods.
When he was an undergraduate at Texas Tech University, Michael spent his summers working on a wolf study in Minnesota. After graduating he spent time working on a variety of wildlife species in the southwest including eagles, mountain lions, owls, and wolves. Michael studied the genetics of mice in southeast Alaska for his graduate research and received his MS from Idaho State University.
After graduating from ISU, he spent a year working with small mammals and fishers in the Idaho Panhandle before accepting his current position at IDFG and moving to Boise. In his free time, Michael enjoys telemark skiing, backpacking, running, and mountaineering.