Brian Wehausen

Brian Wehausen has been the Refuge Manager of Camas National Wildlife Refuge since January 2009. Brian was born and raised in eastern Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Brian has 18 years of experience with government wildlife agencies, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Brian's career in Refuges started in 1997 in South Dakota, and in 2001 he took a different position in North Dakota. Brian and his wife Bonnie (an Idaho native) live in a Refuge house near Hamer, Idaho with their two sons, Andrew and Taylor. As a family, they enjoy being in the outdoors hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing, as well as participating in a wide variety of sports.

Charles (Chuck) H. Trost, Ph.D.

Chuck is Professor Emeritus of Biology, at Idaho State University, where he taught ornithology, animal behavior, and comparative anatomy for 32 years. During that period he sponsored 35 M.S. and 7 Ph.D students. His main research was on the behavior and ecology of Black-billed Magpie, on which he wrote the Birds of North America account. In 1973, he founded the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society, which is still extant.

In 1986, he organized the Idaho Bird Records Committee, of which he is still Chair. This committee of nine people votes on the official bird checklist for Idaho. In 2011, Chuck was elected vice president of the newly formed Friends of Camas NWR and in 2013 he was elevated to president. He has  birded world-wide and recorded over 4500 species. 

Dr. Trost was interviewed by Andy Taylot of the Idaho State University Office of Marketing and Communications for a feature article in the recent ISU Magazine. Read the article HERE. Also, read about his recent milestone HERE