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Rob leads the Center’s efforts in advancing wildlife corridors and ecological connectivity, drawing on over 30 years of experience in ecology, natural resource management, and environmental advocacy. He seeks to develop wildlife-friendly national, regional, and state-based policies, and test their effectiveness at the landscape level.
Rob is a founding board member of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, former board member of the Wildlands Network and served on two policy groups for the Western Governors’ Association’s Wildlife Corridors Initiative. He is an active member of IUCN’s International Connectivity Conservation Network where he is co-authoring a policy paper on connectivity conservation areas. Rob is also the Road Ecology Program Manager for the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.
To balance his professional endeavors, Rob has served as a volunteer for such causes as wildlife rescue, child advocacy, women’s shelters, and immigrant education. Like every good Montanan, he likes to get outdoors whenever it is sunny, cloudy, snowing, or raining.
- M.S. in Biological Sciences, Montana State University
- B.S. in Horticulture, Iowa State University