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Ryan Smith

[…] team that piloted this work for their client—a $500M foundation —analyzing the partner capacity, potential conservation projects and community goals for a keystone landscape within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Based on assessments, Beartooth Capitol proposed a portfolio of 14 projects, ranging from creating a community crane refuge to conservation easement auctions, that would connect […]

Published on: June 7, 2013

Jim Franklin

[…] States and seeks to evaluate the public’s awareness of these issues. Jim has been the director of two Environmental Education facilities — Breteche Creek Ranch located near Yellowstone National Park and Cornell’s Nature Center on Long Island, NY– and an educator in several other programs. He has a keen interest in international environmental issues […]

Published on: June 5, 2013

Lexi Feinberg

[…] member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and has written movie reviews for Show Business Weekly and, among other publications. – See more at: yellowstone-bison-separating-fact-fear#sthash.cwtgtugG.dpuf Lexi Feinberg served as the deputy opinions editor of Forbes and was a 2010 PERC media fellow. She is a member of the Alliance of Women […]

Published on: October 1, 2012
Donald Leal

Donald Leal

[…] Award and the 1992 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. A revised edition of the book was published in 2001. Leal also is the co-editor of The Yellowstone Primer: Land and Resource Management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A volume in the Political Economy Forum Series, Government vs. Environment, published in 2002, is co-edited […]

Published on: October 1, 2012

Hank Fischer

[…] livestock losses caused by wolves. In 1997 he created a similar program for grizzly bears. Fischer was a leader in the ten-year effort to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, chronicled in his 1995 book, Wolf Wars. More recently, he led a collaborative effort between conservationists, the timber industry and organized […]

Published on: October 1, 2012

Creative Conservation Inspires Hope This Earth Day

[…] where I work, is exploring ways to expand this innovative, voluntary model to conserve groundwater around the West. Elk Occupancy Agreement Every winter, elk migrate out of Yellowstone National Park onto private land looking for forage. These private lands are essential in conserving migration corridors, and without them, vital elk migration paths are at […]

Published on: April 22, 2024

Visitors From Abroad Can Help Steward Ailing National Parks

[…] to a major U.S. national park from abroad, then the price you pay to enter is likely a tiny sliver of your overall trip cost. One study of Yellowstone National Park estimated that the average international visitor paid roughly $4,500 for their total trip. For that traveler, a surcharge of up to $45 would only […]

Published on: March 29, 2024
Elk in winter.

More Research Is Needed to Develop an Effective Brucellosis Vaccine

[…] removing regulatory barriers will greatly improve research on more effective vaccines and diagnostics, thereby improving our efforts to control these diseases in animal populations. In the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, private farm and ranch lands provide crucial winter habitat for the region’s migratory herds of elk and other ungulates.2Middleton, […]

Published on: March 8, 2024

How International Visitors Can Help Care for America’s Natural Wonders

A washed-out road at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. © NPS This article was originally published in Real Clear Energy. Run-down bathrooms, cracked roads, crumbling bridges, and neglected campsites—if that’s not the National Park experience you signed up for, you’re not alone. However, this experience is growing more common to those who […]

Published on: March 4, 2024

The Partners Who Make a Difference

[…] to ranchers. We recognized these partners this month at the Paradise Valley Working Lands Meeting alongside the landowners whose lives they’ve positively impacted. Together with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Spruance Foundation, and Credova, we’re ushering in a new era of cooperative, voluntary conservation. Below are some highlights from the landowner […]

Published on: January 30, 2024