Ben Ikenson

Ben Ikenson is a former writer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

February, 2022

  • 8 February

    Sitios de agua manejada se pueden ajustar para ciertas especies

    Los administradores de vida silvestre han usado el agua durante mucho tiempo, especialmente en el árido suroeste, como una herramienta para ayudar a mantener poblaciones saludables de animales. Lo que comenzó como un puñado de sitios de agua manejados para codornices y venados alrededor de 1940 floreció en unos 6,000 …

  • 8 February

    Managed water sites can be fine-tuned for certain species

    Wildlife managers have long used water, especially in the arid Southwest, as a tool to help support healthy animal populations. What began as a handful of managed water sites for quail and mule deer around 1940 blossomed into some 6,000 sites, intended to increase populations and benefit overall health for …

January, 2022

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    Backcrossing to the Future: Genetic Intervention for Gila Trout

    In the summer of 2018, a pair of fish biologists and a pair of horse packers embarked on an arduous 13-hour trek through a remote section of the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico, not far from the Arizona border. “We rode mules the first five or …