Wildlife Ecologist, Adjunct ProfessorMike Frisina
Department of Animal & Range Sciences
212 Animal Bioscience Building
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: (406) 994-7146
Fax: (406) 994-5589
Email: mike.frisina@montana.edu


  • Honorary Doctor of Agriculture, Montana State University; 2004.
  • M.S., Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University; 1974.
  • B.S., Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University; 1972.

Research Interests

  • Wildlife habitat management
  • Population management and conservation of free ranging wild ungulates
  • Wildlife and livestock interrelationships
  • Range management
  • Shrub ecology
  • Conservation of endangered species

Honors and Awards

  • Chief of U.S. Forest Service National Range Management Award 1989

  • Wild Sheep Foundation International Achievement Award 2002

  • Most Distinguished Mongolian Conservationist, awarded by Mongolian Government 2009

  • Wild Sheep Foundation Chairman’s Award 2013

Recent Publications

Books and Book Chapters

  • Frisina, M. R. and R. M. Frisina. 2008. Weather and Wildlife: volume 2 upland game birds. A publication of the Habitat Bureau, Wildlife Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

  • Mitchell, R. M. and M. R. Frisina. 2007. From the Himalayas to the Rockies. Retracing the Great Arc of Wild Sheep. Safari Press Inc., Hunting Beach CA.

  • Wambolt, C. L. and M. R. Frisina. 2002. Montana Sagebrush Guide. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Helena, Montana.


Recent Technical Reports, Outreach, and Other Products

  • Frisina, M. R. 2012. Argali Management Triad. Wild Sheep. Summer 2012.

  • Frisina, M. R., B. Purevsuren, and R. M. Frisina. 2010. Mongolian Argali Population Trend 2002-2009. A publication of the August L. Hormay Wildlands Institute, Inc., Butte, MT.

  • Frisina, M. R. 2008. Historia del Markhor de Torghar en Pakistan. Caza Mayor 26: 30-31

  • Frisina, M. R. 2005. A Comparison of Winter Elk Use on 13 Montana Winter Ranges. Pages 101-104 in Statewide Browse Evaluation Project Report No. Two. Frisina, M. R. and S. J. Knapp (eds.). Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena.

  • Frisina, M. R. and R. M. Frisina. 2005. Mouflon Misnomer. Wild Sheep. Summer 2005:54-57

  • Frisina, M. R. and R. M. Frisina. 2004. Sport Hunting. A Model for Success. Wild Sheep. Spring 2004:70-72.

  • Frisina, M. R. and J. Atcheson Jr. 1993. Highland Ram Top’s ‘Em All. Montana Outdoors 24:36-37.

  • Frisina, M. R. and J. Peterson. 1992. Livestock Grazing on Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks Land. Presented at the Montana Riparian Association Meeting, Lewistown, Montana.

  • Frisina, M. R. and K. L. Alt. 1992. Identification of Montana’s Furbearing Mammals. Montana Outdoors 23:11-26.

  • Frisina, M. R. 1991. Under the Same Sky. Montana Outdoors 22:8-13.

  • Frisina, M. R. and C. Jourdonnais. 1986. Elk and Cattle Mix on the Range After All. Mont. Wildlife. Aug/Sept., Montana Wildlife Federation.

  • Egan, J. L. and M. R. Frisina. 1983. Cows and Wildlife are Compatible. Montana Stockgrower, Vol. 54(10):1-2.

  • Frisina, M. 1983. Rediscovering Lost Skills. Montana Outdoors, 14:11.

  • Taylor, G. and M. R. Frisina. 1982. Game Check Stations: A Wildlife Management Tool. Montana Outdoors 13:21-22.

  • Frisina, M. R. 1982. Mount Haggin Management Plans. Montana Outdoors 13:31-33.