Dana Sanchez
Associate Professor, Extension Wildlife Specialist

Mammals; Biologist Diversity

OSU Campus
Fisheries and Wildlife
Nash Hall
Room 118 Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States
(541) 737-6003


Mammalian space use and habitat selection. Human-wildlife issues.

Prospective graduate students should read through "Future Ecologists" on my Extension Wildlife site before contacting me. 


I am course supervisor for online sections of FW 255-Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife.


Ph.D. - 2007 - Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
M.S. - 2002 - Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.S. - 1998 - Wildlife Biology (Terrestrial Emph.), minor in Communication Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

I accept graduate students for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department

Outreach and Extension

I frequently offer short workshops on wildlife management for Master Gardener groups, at Extension Tree Schools, and for other groups as requested.

I am the Faculty Co-Advisor (with Wanda Crannell) of the OSU Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicano/as and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Connect with the OSU SACNAS chapter via our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSUsacnas      Learn more about this exciting and very inclusive national professional society at: https://sacnas.org/

I am a member of the Campus Coalition Builders (http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/campus-coalition-builders ), which is the OSU Affiliate Chapter of the National Coaltion Building Institute (NCBI: http://ncbi.org/). The OSU team offers 1-day experiential workshops, "Welcoming Diversity", and skill-building sessions ("Interrupting Prejudicial Behaviors") once or more each year, and by request for groups.

Fun Fact

I enjoy gardening, music, nature-watching on walks with my dog, and outdoorsy things like hiking, rafting, and fly-fishing - when I get time to do so. I am honored to have Strega, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, as my dear friend and dogsports teammate in the Rally, Obedience, and field training.