Matt Barnes, a research associate with the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, is a range scientist, wildlife conservationist, and former ranch manager, who works on Reintegrating Wildness in working landscapes. He works with land managers to improve rangeland stewardship and has worked with ranchers to prevent conflicts with large carnivores such as grizzly bears and wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.
Matt has explored landscape corridors from the Northern to the Southern Rockies, across the heart of the West. Based in southwestern Colorado, Matt is now a member of Colorado’s wolf restoration Stakeholder Advisory Group, and a science and coexistence advisor to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project.
As owner of Shining Horizons Land Management, Matt works with ranchers and agencies on strategic grazing management and rangeland health. Previously, he worked with the organization ‘People and Carnivores’, and several agencies. He holds a B.S. in wildlife ecology and an M.S. in range science.