News & Resources
Bruce’s upcoming speaking events
Mountain Goat: Montana’s Bipolar Alpine Ungulate
June 24 1:30pm: American Society of Mammalogists annual meeting, Bruce Pittman Events Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Life on the Rocks: The American Mountain Goat
June 29 6:00pm: AMK Ranch (UW/NPS Biological Research Station), Grand Teton National Park, WY
New Writing and Conservation Projects
New Children’s Book: My first fiction project is a novel written for middle grade readers. Without giving too much away, the characters are all animals with engaging personalities, featuring a young, orphaned mountain goat with a weighty destiny. Woven within this adventure at the top of the Rocky Mountains is a contemporary conservation message. Publication is expected in 2018.
Montana’s Mountain Goats: A colleague and I have summarized the past 60 years of data gathered on the state’s native and introduced goat populations. Our final report on their status and conservation needs is available at: Status of Montana’s Mountain Goats
Facts about American Indian tribes and reservations
There are 565 native tribes recognized by the U.S. government. Many other First Nations reside in Canada.
In the lower 48 states, there are 310 Indian reservations totaling 55 million acres of land, plus another 44 million acres of native lands in Alaska. By virtue of size alone, these lands encompass untold value in natural resources, including priceless wildlife habitat.
Articles in the December 2010 issue of The Wildlife Professional discuss: the tribal path forward to address Climate Change; the use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge; and Resource Restoration on reservations. Access these at: http://issuu.com/the-wildlife-professional/docs/tribal_issue