Craig Sherwood recently completed field work as part of HSL’s desert tortoise protection program as a raven nest monitor, drone pilot and desert tortoise behavioral consultant. Sherwood is extraordinarily experienced in the area of desert tortoise conservation issues having served various field biologist roles in ten different projects just since 2011. In addition to working in the Mojave Desert, he has completed field work in a variety of areas including the interior of Alaska, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and Vietnam.
Sherwood earned his B.S. degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology at Michigan State University in 2010, is a Remote Pilot (FAA-Certified Part 107), and is permitted by USFWS to conduct full health assessments on wild desert tortoises. He also has extensive experience handling and radio tracking wild desert tortoises in California and Nevada as well as training and leading survey crews.
Craig Sherwood is training to help manage HSL’s anticipated, rapidly expanding field operations.