Ellie, her husband Mark, and their two young sons live and ranch on the high desert in Central Oregon. She currently serves as Oregon outreach associate with the Western Landowners Alliance. She recently completed her Masters in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.

As large carnivores expand their presence on the Western landscape, livestock producers are worrying more about the safety of their livestock guardian dogs. Kim Kerns, a sheep and cattle rancher

“It’s like drinking from a firehose and living like a nomad for the summer.” That is how Stacey Barta, State Coordinator for Rangelands with the Montana Department of Natural Resources