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Dr. Sarah Reed, Director of Applied Conservation Sciences for the Americas Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Dr. Sarah Reed is the Director of Applied Conservation Science for the Americas Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society. In this role, she supports WCS field staff to connect science to conservation action, ensuring that our conservation strategies have a robust scientific foundation and that our research is translated effectively to measurable conservation outcomes. Sarah [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Laura Ziemer, Senior Counsel and Water Policy Advisor, Trout Unlimited

Laura Ziemer has worked on collaborative, water-saving projects with agricultural producers, watershed groups, and federal and state agencies for almost two decades. Laura started Trout Unlimited’s (TU’s) water program by establishing TU’s Montana Water Project office in 1998. She has helped grow TU’s water work to nine western states to restore and maintain streamflows for [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Renee Callahan, Senior Policy Officer, Center for Large Landscape Conservation

With a background in environmental science, management, and law, Renee lends her legal expertise in administrative processes, legislative language and judicial rulings to CLLC’s policy work, with the goal of promoting public policies that facilitate ecological connectivity and large landscape conservation. While at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Dr. Andy Hansen, Ecology Professor, Montana State University

Andrew Hansen is Professor in the Ecology Department and Director of the Landscape Biodiversity Lab at Montana State University. He teaches macroecology to undergraduates and landscape ecology to graduate students. His research focuses on interactions among biodiversity, climate change, and land use, with an emphasis on landscape management and protected areas. He received a Ph.D. [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Kathy Rinaldi – Idaho Conservation Coordinator

Kathy is the Idaho Conservation Coordinator for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition where she directs the Idaho campaigns and is the program lead for GYC’s recreation project. Prior to her work at GYC, Kathy was a two-term Teton County, Idaho Commissioner where she helped lead an effort to create a new (post boom) comprehensive plan focused [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Brooke Regan – Special Projects Organizer, Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Brooke Regan is organizing a project for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition to examine outdoor recreational use and conservation goals in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Whether studying pine beetle outbreaks in Colorado, grizzly bear food habits in Montana, or the values of modern recreation and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone, Brooke loves finding answers relevant to [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Randy Carpenter, Project Director, Future West

Randy Carpenter Randy Carpenter has spent many years working with community leaders in the Northern Rockies, helping them understand the challenges that come with growth and change, and tailor locally-based solutions to those challenges. Before joining Future West in 2014, Randy was a community planner in Iowa, followed by 13 years with the Sonoran Institute’s [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Dr. Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics

Ray has written widely on rural development and the role of environmental quality in economic prosperity, and is well known in policy circles in the U.S. and Canada. He has a Ph.D. from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, M.Ag. from Colorado State University, and B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Washington. [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Todd Wilkinson, Journalist & Founder, Mountain Journal

Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and author proudly trained in the old-school tradition of asking tough questions and pressing for honest answers. He is the founder of Mountain Journal. Since he began as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago, Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Speaker Bio|0 Comments

Ralph Becker – Keynote Speaker, Sustaining the New West

Ralph Becker, Former Minority Leader of the Utah State House of Representatives, 34th Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT Ralph Becker is 43-year resident of Salt Lake City where served two terms as mayor (2008-2015). He also served in the Utah State Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives for 11 years (1996-2007). [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|News, Speaker Bio|0 Comments