From 2001 to 2008, Lauri was a Regional Wildlife Biologist for Idaho Fish and Game. She managed non-game and federally listed species which included Trumpeter Swans, Peregrine Falcons, pygmy rabbits, grizzlies, and wolves.
Currently, she is a Non-game Threatened & Extinct Species Section Manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks in Helena, Montana. Lauri’s work here has included reorganization of the non-game species management program, involvement with statewide bison and grizzly recovery efforts, and involvement with the statewide wolf program.
Her main objectives are encouraging the persistence of native species through effective population and habitat conservation, outreach and education, as well as building long-term partnerships among constituency groups, government agencies, and non-government organizations that provide resources and support for a diversity of species.
Personal objectives include teaching their young daughter how to cast a line, look for ‘critters’, hold tight in the saddle, and differentiate between wild daisies and weeds.
Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:
Hanauska-Brown, L., L. Bradley, J. Gude, N. Lance, K. Laudon, A. Messer, A. Nelson, M. Ross, and J. Steuber. 2012. Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2011 Annual Report. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Helena, Montana. Pp 54.
Hanauska-Brown, L. 2008, 2010, 2012. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Non-game Legislative Report.
Hanauska-Brown, L. Annual report: 2002-2007. Southeast Idaho Trumpeter Swan trapping, translocations and observations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID.
Hanauska-Brown, L. 2006. Is it time to delist the Yellowstone grizzly? Windows to Wildlife. Non-game Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Boise, ID.
Hanauska-Brown, L., D. Evans-Mack. 2005. Viewing birds by volunteers. Windows to Wildlife. Non-game Program, Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Boise, ID.
Hanauska-Brown, L. 2004. Southeastern Idaho Trumpeter Swan translocations and observations 2001-2003 – Project Update. In W.K. Weaver, M.H. Linck, and R.E. Shea, eds. Bulletin of the Trumpeter Swan Society 32(1):101-107.