Matt is deeply motivated to further practices, processes, and policies that support thriving working lands and wildlife in the American West. Through experience as a ranch hand in dense carnivore-country and four seasons as a guide in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin, Matt’s work is inspired by the challenges and opportunities of sharing working landscapes with wildlife. He is WLA's Working Wild Challenge coordinator.

Using game cameras to understand wildlife movement for conflict reduction  Game cameras can help keep a pulse on wildlife populations and movement within and across your operation. For a group of

Wolves are highly intelligent, opportunistic and adaptable creatures capable of rapid learning. Developing a taste for livestock is just one of their behaviors that can lead to negative consequences for

Virtual fencing is increasing in popularity around the West by offering a less labor-intensive alternative to age-old barbed wire. We spoke with Tony Vorster, a research scientist at Colorado State

Monitoring wolf movement helps ranch managers understand when and where these clever canids move through the landscape. This information can help with a host of management decisions that help to

As wolf population recovery and reintroduction take place around the West, the challenging subject of lethal control, whether wolves that prey on livestock should be killed, is under discussion. Regulated

Airedale terriers and Karelian Bear Dogs (KBDs) are used by landowners and conflict reduction dog-handling specialists as guard and pursuit dogs to protect human safety and pursue wildlife. Pursuit dogs

“If you have apex predators, you have to have apex dogs,” said Steve Skelton as he spoke to the crowd of meeting attendees huddled around to listen outside the Community

Working long days moving cattle and building fences in the open range is demanding work. Knowledge that a grizzly bear may be bedded in each draw or munching service berries

When it comes to reducing conflicts with wildlife, dogs may just be a landowner’s best friend. Whether protecting human and livestock safety in the yard, pasture or open range, dogs

Chet Robertson spends his time doing weird things in the mountains for a living. No, he’s not a professional rock climber, plein air nudist or a mule yoga instructor. He

Wyomings’s Upper Green River Valley is equal parts beautiful and rugged, with vast open plains and working ranchlands rimmed by commanding peaks. This working wild landscape supports a host of