Jason Wilmot, M.E.M., Executive Director
Jason was raised in Montana and South Dakota. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Montana and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Jason spent over 10 years living in the Glacier National Park area, where he worked in various capacities for the National Park Service. He helped develop and initiate the Glacier Wolverine Ecology Project, a partnership between the U.S. Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Jason also helped the Nature Conservancy of Montana and the Blackfeet Indian Land Trust develop a conservation and stewardship plan for the Flatiron Creek Ranch on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, and worked as a backcountry ranger in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Jason is a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and is also the lead field coordinator for the Absaroka-Beartooth Wolverine Project. Contact Jason (at) nrccooperative.org.
Tara Meyer, Programs and Communications Manager
Tara grew up in Portland, Oregon and was raised to explore and appreciate the rich natural landscapes of the western U.S. After graduating with a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Colgate University, Tara pursued projects in Nepal and India before settling down for nearly three years at Conservation International (CI) in Washington, D.C. At CI Tara coordinated community-based conservation initiatives in Asia and the Pacific, and worked on the ground with field staff in Indonesia, Cambodia and Singapore. In the past year, Tara traveled to Tanzania to research human and elephant conflicts with Wildlife Connections and human-carnivore conflicts with the Ruaha Carnivore Project. Before joining NRCC, Tara returned for her third season in the Tetons to do field research with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Grand Teton National Park on wolf predation. Contact Tara (at) nrccooperative.org.