Climbed into bear dens, tracked wolverines, and sloshed through beaver created wetlands to conserve wildlife, wild landscapes, and ecosystem function.
Wolverines, beavers, and bears oh my! These are all animals Kris Inman has studied in her career. Now she supports a team of biologists on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KENWR) who are studying how wildlife populations and habitats are responding to a changing climate and human population growth. Recognizing that conserving great places will take a new, future-oriented approach to conservation, her team of biologists is collecting science to reduce uncertainty on future conditions and developing and modeling solutions to the meet today’s challenges of conserving our lands, waters, and wildlife. Their work recognizes that people are part of nature and not separate from it - seeing people in this light, we no longer just see people as the problem but also the solution.More About Kris