is the Executive Director of the Bozeman, Montana-based Craighead Institute
, which works to maintain healthy populations of native plants, wildlife and people as part of sustainable, functioning ecosystems. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, an M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Montana State University, and is a Research Affiliate Professor in Ecology at Montana State University
An experienced field ecologist, population geneticist and GIS technician, Lance has published numerous scientific papers, two book chapters, and a book: “Bears of the World” for Colin Baxter/Voyageur Press. He is a member of the IUCN World Committee on Protected Areas, the Society for Conservation Biology, the Society for Conservation GIS and the Wildlife Society, and is vice-president of the Northern Rockies Conservation Co-op.
Despite two total hip replacements, Lance still skis, hikes, bikes, runs and fishes.