Conservation Blog

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...


Member Spotlight - Julie Cunningham

Peter Muennich

Member Spotlight - Julie Cunningham

(Photoed above is Julie and chief pilot for MFWP, Joe Rahn, who is the key man who’s helped Julie get some all-time record high goat counts in some districts in the last couple years.  He’s amazing at flying goats, and he loves goats too.  He has a saying from his time in Alaska: “Sheep go where men don’t go. Goats go where sheep don’t go.”) RMGA Member Spotlight - Julie Cunningham My name is Julie Cunningham, and I am the Bozeman area wildlife biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  My job is diverse, but focuses on management of ungulates, hoofed...


RMGA Volunteer Project Recap // MT HD-361

Peter Muennich

RMGA Volunteer Project Recap // MT HD-361

Montana HD-361 RMGA Volunteer Project Recap By :: Pete Muennich It was rewarding to return to where it all began. This past July 17-19, RMGA once again took to the hills on the Montana Idaho boarder in HD-361. This is the same location of RMGA's inaugural survey in 2013 where a small band of volunteers documented a healthy herd of goats not recognized by either of the neighboring states. Flash forward and Montana got it's newest goat district, HD-361.  This year, teams of volunteers rallied at the HQ of project sponsor, Stone Glacier. We visited with Regional Biologist, Julie Cunningham,...


Help Save New Zealand's Himalayan Tahr

Peter Muennich

Help Save New Zealand's Himalayan Tahr

Help us save the mighty Himalayan Tahr from the New Zealand Government's devastating cull plans that will see thousands of Tahr slaughtered and left to rot in the mountains, decimating thousands of jobs, livelihoods and a recreation that is critical to the mental & physical well-being of many. We are simply asking for a seat at the table to help manage Tahr based on sound science. Let's put an adaptive management strategy in place that conserves our native vegetation, while also provides for our recreational and commercial hunting interests. Let's work together and put an end to this ongoing conflict....


Help Wanted - RMGA Regional Representatives

Peter Muennich

Help Wanted - RMGA Regional Representatives

Locals Wanted! RMGA is taking steps to empower locals to get more involved with mountain goat conservation in their own back yards! We're currently seeking RMGA Regional Representatives to help us streamline and improve our communications and conservation contributions to each state and  province managing mountain goats. Below are the regions we are opening up to this program.  Montana Idaho Utah Colorado Washington Oregon  Nevada South Dakota Coastal BC Interior BC  Alberta Central Alaska SE Alaska NWT  We're looking for motivated individuals with strong communication and organizational skills who poses a deep passion for mountain goat conservation. Responsibilities will focus on, but...