August 23, 2018

2018 Western Research Fellows

The Western Research Fellowship (WRF) is awarded annually to applicants interested in issues pertinent to land management in the Mountain West. Ideal proposals target high-impact biophysical or social questions with management implications for land management in the West. In addition to a financial award, fellows are given access to a broad network of partner organizations and properties across the mountain west, as well as technical, logistical, and publication support.

The 2018 Western Research Fellows gathering at TNC’s Tensleep Preserve in central Wyoming..

We’re pleased to announce the 2018 Western Research Fellows! These eight students are working on a variety of issues related to land and water stewardship across the Western US during the summer of 2018. We will gather bi-weekly during the Fall 2018 semester to learn new skills, give peer-feedback, and, through that process, polish final products.

WRF 2018 Blog Posts Here

Find out more about our 2017 and 2016 WRF cohorts.

2018 Tensleep Preserve WRF Retreat Information

Our 2018 Western Research Fellows:

Brendan Boepple | Strategic conservation planning for a small land trust in southern Colorado | Del Norte, Colorado

Elle Brunsdale | Water in Colorado | West Slope, Colorado

Jesse Bryant | Social, economic, and environmental impact of the transient rock climbing community in the Ten Sleep area of Wyoming | Tensleep, WY

Franklin Eccher | Social and political underpinnings of cutthroat trout conservation in the West | Tensleep, WY

Josh Perez-Cruet | Effects of canyon sink systems on macro-invertebrate population dynamics in central Wyoming | Tensleep, WY

Natalie Irwin | Building a rugged, field-portable, soil dryer | New Haven, CT

Selia DeLeon | Building a rugged, field-portable, soil dryer | New Haven, CT

Samantha Maher | Modeling trumpeter swan habitat in western Wyoming | Lander, WY, Jackson, WY, and New Haven, CT