Matt Barnes (2018)

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Matt Barnes

Lecture Title: "Livestock Grazing in Harmony with Land, Wolves, and Grizzly Bears"

Matt Barnes is an applied ecologist and conservationist, as well as writer, photographer, and driver’s-seat philosopher, exploring the American West in his truck camper, in search of the center of the world. His work has focused on leading-edge rangeland stewardship, especially resolving the long-standing debate over rotational grazing. He organized and edited the recent special issue of Rangelands that re-examined grazing management in the context of complex creative systems. He works with landowners and managers to improve rangeland stewardship, and to coexist with large carnivores such as grizzly bears and wolves. Matt ran a holistically managed custom grazing operation in western Colorado, served as President of the Colorado Section Society for Range Management, and served as a rangeland management specialist, prescribed fire manager, and bear technician for several government agencies. He holds an MS in Range Science from Utah State University and a BS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona.

Lecture Flyer: 2018 Resident Matthew Barnes