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Marisa Cleary

[…] She brings 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her areas of expertise include donor engagement, special events, and stewardship. Prior to PERC, Marisa worked at Yellowstone Forever as the Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship. As a fourth-generation Montanan who is passionate about the outdoors, Marisa appreciates PERC’s innovative approach to bringing […]

Published on: September 11, 2023

Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen is the Executive Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) and works with the board and staff to forward all aspects of GYC’s inspiring mission. He holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Public Administration and has extensive experience building effective campaigns and developing innovative approaches to conservation.

Published on: December 6, 2021

Robert Keiter

[…] Examining Utah’s Newest National Monument (Utah Mus. of Nat. History & Wallace Stegner Center 1998); The Wyoming State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Greenwood Press 1993); and The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Redefining America’s Wilderness Heritage (Yale Univ. Press 1991). He has also written numerous book chapters and journal articles on public lands and natural resource law, addressing […]

Published on: May 13, 2020

Pat Byorth, Trout Unlimited

[…] native and wild fishes through community-based efforts. He spent nearly 17 years as a fisheries biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, working to restore Arctic grayling, Yellowstone and westslope cutthroat trout in their native waters.  As a fisheries biologist managing the renowned Madison and Gallatin river basins, Pat watched over mountain lakes, reservoirs, […]

Published on: May 28, 2018

Todd Wilkinson

Todd Wilkinson is a journalist based in Bozeman, Montana. He is the author of Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet and Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone. His work has been featured in Mountain Journal  and Explore Big Sky.

Published on: January 26, 2018

Loren Bough

[…] the past 20 years with a focus on investment banking, retail and real estate. Returning to his home state of Montana in 2004, he has focused on local educational and philanthropic issues. He serves as Chair of the Big Sky School District Board of Trustees and as Vice Chair of the Yellowstone Club Community foundation.

Published on: January 19, 2018
Ben Foster

Ben Foster

[…] fellow at PERC, Ben is investigating the potential of new financial risk-transfer tools for managing risks related to disease transmission from wildlife to cattle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ben has also been a graduate fellow and an impact fellow at PERC. Ben has developed strategies for managing environmental financial risk for nearly a […]

Published on: December 13, 2016

Rocky Barker

Rocky Barker is a former environmental journalist for the Idaho Statesman and author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America (Island Press).

Published on: July 22, 2015

Whitney Tilt

[…] the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the National Audubon Society, and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association Fisheries Fund. Whitney also authored two books, Flora of the Yellowstone and Game on, A Bird Hunter’s Table, Reloaded. He currently manages the Paradise Valley Working Lands Group and directly supports and coordinates PERC’s field projects in […]

Published on: December 10, 2014

Samson Parsimei Lenjirr

[…] destination in the leading world trade fairs. The flagship of this destination is the world famous wildebest migration. Samson was also involved in a collaboration initiative between Yellowstone National Park and the Mara-Serengeti where several exchange programs presented managers of the two largest leading world conservation areas to visit and exchange knowledgeable experience. As […]

Published on: June 7, 2013