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Putting ecosystem science to work for conservation success in the Greater Yellowstone and beyond.

 
 
 
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WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? 


 
 

Wildlife and wild ecosystems around the world are facing unprecedented challenges due to natural and human-related changes to their environment. And even though we have technology to help monitor and address these issues, competition for scarce funding and “us vs. them” social polarization makes it difficult to come together, put that technology to work, and tackle these problems head on.

 
 

WHO CARES?


We all should! We all try to eat healthy, get more exercise, and stay up to date on the latest health information, so shouldn’t we also recognize the role a healthy environment plays for our own physical, mental, and spiritual well-being? We should care about the health of our ecosystems just like we care for the health of our own bodies.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? 


 
 

At YERC, we recognize that stewardship of our natural resources is a non-partisan value. We also believe that solid, science-backed information is valued no matter where you sit around the decision-making table. That’s why for nearly 30 years (and counting) YERC has striven to provide and translate the best science that stakeholders want and need to make and defend conservation-minded decisions in the Greater Yellowstone and beyond…

 
 
 

Taking the Lead in Adaptive Ecology

Our programs are dynamic, data-driven, communication-based, and solution-centric. We collect long-term datasets to capture real trends over years, analyze these data at appropriate spatial scales (from genes to ecosystems), and collaborate with agencies, universities and other NGOs so that our scientific research supports sustained solutions for adaptive decision-making.

 
 
 
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More than 200 peer-review publications and popular media articles

Search on a wide variety of topics from Aspen to Wolves.

 
 
 
 
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WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

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