Lydia Dixon Lawhon received a Master’s degree from the Yale School of the Environment and a PhD from the University of Colorado—Boulder. Her work focuses on Wyoming’s wolf management policy. In particular, she works to understand why decisions based on the Endangered Species Act are persistently litigated, and what impact this conflict has on the region’s people and wildlife. She also investigates the role of local knowledge and perspectives in Wyoming’s wolf management policy. Lydia is an instructor in the Environmental Studies program at CU-Boulder.