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1300 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99708
(907) 452-5162
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Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival 2017
Download the 2017 Event Schedule HERE.

The 20th annual Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival will take place at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 25, 26 and 27, 2017. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Gary L. Krapu.

Dr. Gary Krapu is an ornithologist who has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in North Dakota for 31 years. He uses satellite data to track the migration routes of sandhill cranes banded at the Platte River, and has conducted studies on cranes from Alaska to Texas. Dr. Krapu and his team are studying breeding, habitats, and genetic relationships within and between subpopulations of cranes.

Dr. Krapu dreamed of becoming an ornithologist as a young boy. He stayed on this course through grade school, high school, and college. In 1972, he got his doctorate in animal ecology from Iowa State University.

Dr. Krapu has written several papers on Sandhill Cranes. You can read some of them at ResearchGate.

Dr. Krapu in the news:

Local Biologist Honored for Research Contributions to Crane Conservation

Hobart Lake Outlet Proposal Raises Concerns For Migratory Birds

The Waterbird Society Invited Plenary Speakers

View previous Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival highlights



This document was last modified on: September 12, 2017