Erin Edge

Rockies and Plains Representative
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Erin EdgeAreas 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, diverse partnerships, predator policy 

Erin Edge has been with Defenders since 2006 and is based in Missoula, Montana. Erin's 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. Erin also addresses policy changes that effect how grizzly bears and wolves, and their habitat is managed. 
 
Erin Edge holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. 

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Defenders in Action
Bears die when they get into trouble with people’s garbage, livestock, when they are hit by cars and trains or illegally killed. By preventing these conflicts we can keep bears alive and on the road to recovery.
Bison with calf, © Diana LeVasseur
Success Story
November 2014 - More than 100 wild bison were brought to Fort Peck Indian Reservation, adding to this historic conservation herd.
Success Stories
August, 2013 - With a long wait over and the legal challenges past, Defenders finally helped relocate more bison onto tribal lands, a wonderful step towards restoring these iconic creatures to the Great Plains.