Conservation Blog

A Letter To Our Members

Lee MacDonald


Over the past year, many of our members and volunteers have noticed changes to our board and organization leadership, and we want to take this opportunity to explain how RMGA has evolved over the past twelve months.  Like many conservation organizations, Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance faced challenge and change over the past year.  The good news is that we have come out the other side - stronger and with renewed energy and focus. 


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Jesse Bone

Lee MacDonald

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Jesse Bone

  My name is Jesse Bone and I am co-owner and producer at Filter Studios Inc. We produce films that focus on the outdoor space, hunting, fishing, environmental issues, conservation, etc…  I am originally from Northern BC and moved to Vancouver Island in 2005 after my wife and I got married. Being from Northern BC, I had easy access to the outdoors. Fishing in small creeks and ponds for brook trout was my main obsession. As I grew up, my focus turned to post secondary education, which led me to move to Southern BC. I am brand new to the...


RMGA Grows. Mountain Goats and Members Both Win.

Ross Bruno

RMGA Grows. Mountain Goats and Members Both Win.

Since our inception, RMGA has been carried on the backs of our membership and volunteers. Corporate partners like Stone Glacier and Crispi volunteered to lift us up from time to time, but sponsors were not actively recruited in the early years of RMGA.

In summer of 2020, we realized that corporate sponsors were needed help us to take our conservation efforts to new heights. We began formal efforts toward developing a sponsorship program. Today, RMGA members and volunteers are still the backbone of our backcountry projects, but recruiting corporate partners will allow us to do more.


RMGA Board Elections - Coming Soon

Lee MacDonald

RMGA Board Elections - Coming Soon

With the USA Presidential elections in the limelight it’s a great time to start thinking about the upcoming RMGA Board of Director elections. There will be some current terms coming up and some additional openings. Here is the RMGA election schedule:Present - Nov.15 Submissions including your relevant resume for BOD consideration sent to lee@goatalliance.orgNov.15 - Nov.30BOD submission evaluation of eligibility Dec.1 - Dec.15Membership email to present BOD voter options and to permit voting of BOD positions.  


Member Spotlight - Jared Frasier

Lee MacDonald

Member Spotlight - Jared Frasier

   My name is Jared Frasier and I am the Executive Director of 2% for Conservation. Originally from Northern Wisconsin, I benefited greatly from a diverse outdoor heritage and conservation ethic passed on by family and friends. Moving to Montana during the Great Recession, my career path pivoted from a practicing outdoor educator to learning code and web design in order to provide for my young family. Over the course of several years, I volunteered with dozens of wildlife conservation groups in the region, ultimately leading to becoming 2%’s first paid employee in late 2017. Based out of Montana’s Gallatin Valley, I...