About Our Expert
Kevin Ellison, Ph.D.
Grasslands Ecologist, Northern Great Plains
Kevin has more than 25 years of experience conducting research in avian ecology and started working for WWF in 2013. Kevin works with WWF's Northern Great Plains Science and Sustainable Ranching Initiative teams, assessing grassland bird data from the levels of species' populations down to individual ranches. Working with over 50 ranchers in the region, Kevin is conducting surveys of grassland birds to quantify the benefits of ranching for grassland birds. Kevin has banded many grassland birds for studies of habitat use and to track migrations with geolocators. Kevin also serves on several graduate student committees focused on grassland bird projects.
Kevin has published over 30 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications. A majority of his research has focused on bird nesting ecology, nest predation, video monitoring of nests, cowbird ecology, bison ecology, climate adaptation and vulnerability in grasslands, habitat management, grassland bird migrations, and the development of livestock management practices that conserve habitats for wildlife. Kevin and his research have appeared on PBS programs and All Bird TV.
Montana and Wyoming | September 15-23, 2019
Join us to explore the Northern Great Plains, one of the world's most threatened ecosystems, and two of America's greatest natural treasures: Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Learn how WWF is partnering with tribal nations to restore bison and the black-footed ferret. Discover Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park and home to the largest herd of wild bison in the US.
Venture into magnificent valleys to spot bears, elk, eagles, and coyotes, and learn about Yellowstone's important role in plains bison conservation efforts. Witness Old Faithful's thrilling eruptions and peer into the abyss of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Visit Glacier National Park, a spectacular ecosystem encompassing nearly 1,600 square miles of snowcapped mountains, emerald-hued lakes, forests, and rivers.
RESERVATION INFORMATION AND TRIP DETAILS
Dates: September 15-23, 2019
Price: $5,895 per person, based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $1,350
Group size: Limited to 14 participants
To register or if you have questions, please contact Cary Costello at Off the Beaten Path (406) 414-8934 or [email protected].