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.
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 >
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 >
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 >