Seasonal Technician

Matt Keeling graduated from Frostburg State University in 2014 with a B.Sc. in Wildlife and Fisheries and a minor in Biology. In 2015, he joined Turner Biodiversity as a seasonal technician assisting with the desert bighorn sheep project at Armendaris Ranch. Before transitioning to a full-time field technician position on the sheep project in 2018, Matt also assisted with quail management at Armendaris Ranch and served as a seasonal technician with US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Forest Service. In these seasonal roles Matt gained experience working with Gunnison prairie dog reintroduction, various habitat restoration efforts, and surveys for Mexican spotted owl, Chiricahua leopard frog, northern goshawk, and narrow-headed garter snake. Matt’s primary role on the desert bighorn sheep project is monitoring predator presence in sheep habitat on the Ranch, capturing and collaring mountain lions, and documenting mountain lion prey. Matt is now also assisting The Turner Endangered Species Fund on the Bolson tortoise project.