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Sterling worked as a research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for 21 years. In that work he specialized on grizzly bears, black bears, and predator-prey relationships. He has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed literature and is a member of numerous professional organizations. Sterling retired from his job in Alaska in 1997 and joined NWF’s Northern Rockies office staff as a Senior Wildlife Biologist.
National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Help Us Make a Difference for Polar Bears in 2013

12/21/2012 // By Sterling Miller

As a wildlife biologist researching grizzly and black bears in Alaska, I had no shortage of memorable experiences ranging from immobilizing black bears in their dens to trying to keep a partially immobilized grizzly bear from drowning by holding its […] Read more >

Rio Grande Wilid Turkey puffing out his feathers. U.S. FWS photo by Robert Burton.

Let’s Talk Turkey: The History of a Wild Icon in America

11/19/2012 // By Sterling Miller

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is one of wildlife conservation’s greatest success stories. Unlike the accomplishment of cooking up a delicious stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, this success story is about wild turkey. In the early 19th Century the wild turkey was reduced […] Read more >

Ospreys All Bailed Up

8/15/2012 // By Sterling Miller

Carelessly discarded string may seem innocent enough, but twine can be death to osprey. An osprey’s keen eyes can spot a piece of twine from high up and then swoop down to haul it back to their nests for nesting […] Read more >