Director of Gulf Coast Programs, International Crane Foundation
Carter Crouch is the Director of the Gulf Coast Programs for the International Crane Foundation. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. He completed a Master's in Range and Wildlife Management and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2014 and 2017. After graduate school, he worked for the Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resources Department in eastern Oregon as the Wildlife Biologist and then as the Wildlife Program Manager. He started working with the International Crane Foundation in May 2022. Most of his work has involved research on various avian species or research on habitat management.
The Aransas-Wood Buffalo Population is the only wild naturally occurring flock of Whooping Cranes, while the Louisiana Non-Migratory Population is the most recent introduction for this species. Learn about these two very different populations and the work the Gulf Coast Program is doing to protect these birds and expand their numbers.