Aaron Bott is a biologist and a doctoral student at Utah State University studying wolves across the American West — predicting spatial and behavioral patterns on an anthropocentric landscape to promote human-carnivore coexistence. Additionally, Aaron works with the Yellowstone Wolf Project, monitoring wolves’ spatial persistence and reproduction in the southwest interior of Yellowstone National Park. Under NPS supervision, he is the project lead of this multi-year field study.
Deeply connected to the Mountain American West — where his Mormon pioneer family settled in the mid-1800s — Aaron’s heritage and conservation experience allow him to move fluidly and genuinely between different cultural values to find common ground.
Aaron is employed as a wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.