Gunner Davies is a Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Management Ecologist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Management Program. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University in 2018 and went on to receive a Master’s of Science Degree in Plant Biology at Washington State University in 2021.


Throughout his Bachelor’s degree Gunner worked on several different teams conducting research projects in various fields ranging from ecotoxicology to restoration ecology. In 2016 he investigated the impact of Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) on invertebrates within ephemeral wetlands in eastern Washington. During his Master’s thesis, he looked into the impact of different restoration techniques on invertebrate pollinators in a tall grass prairie ecosystem.


Gunner currently works on the restoration of wetlands, riparian areas, and prairie grassland habitats on Tribal Wildlife Mitigation properties. He manages restoration projects and monitors the response and success of native plants species, while improving habitat quality to sustain native wildlife populations.