Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Chris Servheen

Chris Servheen retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 2016, after 35 years of managing the now historic recovery of grizzly bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Chris says he retired so he could spend more time in the field camping and studying bears. “Today we have…

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Featured Speaker: Diana Doan-Crider

Diana Doan-Crider, Ph.D., Director, Animo Partnership in Natural Resource Diana is a wildlife, range and landscape ecologist who has been studying black bears in the arid and ecologically challenging environment of northern Mexico for more than 30 years. She found that some of the typical tools or budgets of Westernized…

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Featured Speaker: Seth M. Wilson

Seth Wilson, Feaured Speaker Seth Wilson is currently the Executive Director of the Blackfoot Challenge, a leading collaborative conservation NGO based in Montana. Seth is also a long-time Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative Research Associate.  He is a current member of the IUCN-Human-Bear Conflict Expert Team and past Chair of Montana…

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Featured Speaker: Katherine McComas

Katherine McComas, Featured Speaker Katherine McComas, Ph.D. is a professor of communication at Cornell University, where she specializes in risk, science, and environmental communication. She also supports the university’s public engagement mission by serving as Cornell’s Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs. For more than two decades, Katherine’s research…

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