Dr. Carter Crouch
Director of Gulf Coast Programs, International Crane Foundation
Dr. 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. Carter has done research on Northern Bobwhite, American Kestrels, habitat and invasive species management, and the rarest grass in Oregon, and has been involved in many different habitat restoration projects.
Talk: Gulf Coast Whooping Cranes: A Conservation Story That Is Still Being Written.
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 the history of these two very different populations and the work the Gulf Coast Program is doing to protect these birds and expand their numbers.