Travis Zaffarano

Travis Zaffarano

Travis Zaffarano

Travis earned his BS in wildlife and fisheries biology and management from the University of Wyoming in 2008. He spent several years contributing to research projects for both state management agencies and university research programs. Travis has experience working with wildlife taxa including small and large mammals, reptiles and amphibians, freshwater fish, threatened owl species, and harbor seals throughout several western states including Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, California, and Alaska. He is currently working towards a MS degree in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming. His research project is investigating the efficacy of remote camera technology to understand the migratory patterns of elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and to monitor herd composition to assist with herd management objectives.

When not in the office, Travis enjoys most outdoor activities including mt. biking, hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting, and snowboarding in the winter months. On days where outdoor conditions aren’t favorable, he can be found in his garage restoring classic motorcycles.


Selected Presentations

Zaffarano, T.J., M. J. Kauffman, 2015. “Monitoring Elk Migrations With Remote Photography.”Oral presentation to the USGS and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cooperator Meeting; Annual Meeting. Cheyenne, WY.

Zaffarano, T.J., M. J. Kauffman, 2015. “Monitoring Elk Migrations With Remote Photography.”Oral presentation to the Jackson Hole Inter-agency Elk Studies Group; Annual Meeting. Moose, WY.

Scholarships & Fellowships

2004 – 2008 Daniels Fund Scholarship