Fostering science-based land management in the Western United States

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About

The Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative, or UHPSI, is a science-based research program focused on land stewardship in the American West. At its core, UHPSI seeks to support research and management practices that embrace our ever changing ecological, social, and political landscapes with strength and resiliency.


UHPSI is housed at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) in New Haven, Connecticut with a field office in Ucross, Wyoming.

OUR TEAM

Michelle Downey, MS

Program Director
Michelle worked on range and wildlife issues on public and private lands throughout the West for 8 years. As Assistant Director, she connects students to projects throughout the Rockies, assists students in developing deliverables for western partners, and conducts research to address land management issues.

Sabrina Szeto, MF

Geospatial Analyst
Sabrina is UHPSI’s geospatial analyst. She specializes in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and cloud-based distributive computing for land management and environmental applications.

Current Students

Current UHPSI Students
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Former Members
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