Doris Hausleitner

School of Environment & Geomatics

M.Sc, R.P. Bio

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Instructor, Applied Environmental Science and Planning Technology; Recreation, Fish and Wildlife

"It is not hard to be inspired to learn about the natural environment in a place like the Kootenays: the more you learn, the greater your motivation to know more!" —Doris Hausleitner, Wildlife instructor

I currently teach first-year Fish and Wildlife, and Techniques in Wildlife Management for the Recreation Fish and Wildlife Program. I also teach the restoration field school for Applied Environmental Science and Planning Technology.

I am owner/operator of a consulting company, Seepanee Ecological Consulting, which has specialized in research on rare and endangered wildlife species in British Columbia for the past 17 years.

Past & Current Projects

  • Drones and dens; using citizen science, habitat modeling and drones to describe wolverine reproductive sites
  • Habitat use of flammulated owls
  • Riparian and wetland restoration
  • Long term wildlife monitoring; ungulates, birds, reptiles and amphibians
  • Invasive plant monitoring
  • Impact assessments for winter recreation
  • Landscape scale non-invasive genetic sampling of wolverine
  • Radio-telemetry of Western screech-owls; demographics and habitat use
  • Inventory of British Columbia owls
  • Mark-recapture study for western toad migration
  • Common night-hawk inventory and nest search
  • Northern spotted-owl demography study
  • Greater sage-grouse population dynamics and habitat use study
  • Habitat analysis of black-necked cranes in Bhutan

Community Involvement

  • Coach for Nelson Nordic Ski Club
  • Member of Kootenay Agricultural Society
  • Kootenay Conservation Program Board of Directors
  • Slocan Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Project Steering Committee
  • Columbia Mountains Institute Board of Directors
  • Selkirk College Sustainability Committee

I live on a nine-acre farm outside of Nelson with my husband, two children, two dogs, pigs, chickens and bees. The Kootenays provide us with so much—community, recreation and sustainable living.