Elk in Paradise: Rancher, Ecologist, Hunter
The ancient pathways of elk are the heartbeat of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—herds shifting with the seasons to sustain the wonder of this place. The rancher, ecologist, and hunter agree that the private working lands of Paradise Valley provide essential habitat for the migratory species we love. But from forage loss to the threat of brucellosis, providing this habitat brings costs to the rancher. Increasing population density and development in places like Paradise Valley also represent serious threats for the elk, ranchers, and broader ecosystem. To conserve big game migrations, we must keep the large, private lands of Paradise Valley intact.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Holly Fretwell, PERC Research Fellow
Holly’s work focuses on enhancing conservation through cooperation and entrepreneurship. She has directed several short films for PERC, all aimed at improving conservation outcomes through innovative, cooperative solutions.
Time: 2:00 PM
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Venue: Crawford Theater
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