Manager, Sustainable Ranching Initiative
Alexis Bonogofsky is the Manager of WWF’s Sustainable Ranching Initiative in the Northern Great Plains (NGP) and oversees WWF’s work to partner with ranchers and landowners to conserve and protect one of the largest remaining intact grassland ecosystems in the world.
She grew up on a small family farm just outside of Billings, Montana on the Yellowstone River where she currently lives and works while raising Katahdin sheep for a local market. Before taking the helm of WWF’s SRI program, she oversaw the New Agrarian Program expansion into the Montana for the Quivira Coalition, an organization that builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscape. Prior to that she managed the Tribal Lands Partnership Program for the National Wildlife Federation for 10 years partnering with Tribes in the NGP to restore bison back to tribal lands and protect tribal homelands and resources from fossil fuel development projects. She received her M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and her B.A. in International Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane.
Alexis is also a freelance writer and photographer who focuses much of her work on the prairies of eastern Montana through her website, East of Billings. She was also the photographer and a contributing essayist for the recent book, A Million Acres: Montana Writers Reflect on Land and Open Space and Montana: Lay of the Land. She has written and photographed for numerous Montana based and national publications.
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