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Stanley G. Jewett

Stanley G. Jewett was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on February 5, 1885. He spent some time in California as a young boy and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1902. He worked for about a year on a ranch on Government Island in the Columbia River just north of Portland. He briefly left but returned in 1904 to Portland and remained there until his death in October 12, 1955.

Jewett held various jobs during his first few years in Portland but his real interest was in wildlife, to which he devoted all of his free time. He was very well read but gained most of his knowledge by being in the field. Beginning in 1910, he worked for a few years for the Biological Survey during the summer months, collecting in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and North Dakota. He also worked for William L. Finely from 1912-1916, who at that time was the state game director. The specimens that Jewett collected were last known to be the property of the Oregon Game Commission.

He made one trip to South America with Dr. Wilfred H. Osgood, of the Field Museum, to collect bird and mammal specimens from Venezuela and Colombia.

In 1916, Jewett worked on several different assignments for the Biological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service, always in the Pacific Northwest region. He was assigned for many years to predator and pest control. In 1935, he was assigned to work on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a project which cultivated a lifelong interest. Jewett continued to visit the refuge in subsequent years whenever he could. After that assignment, Jewett was made flyway biologist for the Fish and Wildlife Service, during which he was responsible for collecting and consolidating flyway information from Alaska to Mexico.

After Jewett's retirement, he continued his interest in wildlife by making a number of trips throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Hudson Bay, Arizona and New Mexico.

To learn more about Stanley G. Jewett, please visit: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3534216

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