Jodi Hilty

President and chief scientist of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

An expert on wildlife corridors, Dr. Jodi A. Hilty is the president and chief scientist of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.  For over 20 years she has worked to advance conservation leading science, community-based conservation and policy and management changes. In the last 15 years she focused her work in North America; among other accomplishments her team successfully established the first federally designated wildlife corridor in the United States, the Path of the Pronghorn in Wyoming, and led the science that served as to inform Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories to more than 6.5 times its former size. Dr. Hilty also has been coeditor or lead author on three books, including Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action (2012).   She provides a range of advisory roles and is Vice Chair for North America of the IUCN connectivity committee.