News & Resources

Bruce’s upcoming speaking events

Stories from Afield

May 5  7pm  Albany County Public Library  Laramie, 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 are summarizing the past 60 years of data gathered on the state’s native and introduced goat populations.  Our final report on their status will be released in spring of 2017.

 

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

Websites of interest

Feeding the Problem: www.feedingtheproblem.org/

This PBS film reviews the disease issues surrounding the feeding of thousands of elk in western Wyoming.  The film explores the social, historical and ecological impacts of Wyoming’s elk feedgrounds through stunning imagery and a powerful narrative.  The film, which  aired on Wyoming Public Television on November 3, 2011, can be viewed online at: http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/2055059649

For more information on how winter feeding of thousands of elk affects the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Area, I suggest reading the book Where Elk Roam.

Native American Fish &Wildlife Society: www.nafws.org/

This organization of wildlife and fisheries professionals (1,100 individuals  and 225 member tribes) assists Native American tribes with the conservation, protection, and enhancement of their fish and wildlife resources.  Visit this website to learn how the society coordinates inter-tribal communication and facilitates education in resource managment practices.