Areas of Expertise: Coexisting with wildlife, grizzly bear conservation, grizzly bear policy, grizzly bear compensation trust, electric fencing incentive, outreach, education, proactive, non-lethal approaches to managing human-bear and human-wolf conflicts, collaborative and diverse partnerships, predator policy
Erin Edge has been with Defenders since 2006 and is based in Missoula, Montana. Her work involves working directly with communities, livestock producers, and state/federal/tribal agencies to implement outreach programs, tools and techniques that prevent conflicts with wolves and bears and thereby, prevent unnecessary bear and wolf mortality. She also addresses policy changes that effect how grizzly bears and wolves, and their habitat is managed.
Erin holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana.