Marcy Mahr

Marguerite Mahr


I have been a Switzer Fellow since 1992, and was very grateful to receive Environmental Leadership awards during 2000-2003 to support my leadership in conservation science and planning for the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Conservation Initiative. For over 25 years, I have been designing and delivering programs that integrate the fields of land conservation, environmental stewardship, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and sustainable agriculture. Within my diverse professional roles, I remain passionate about building capacity to protect habitat for species at risk by increasing our collective knowledge of conservation science and its application at local and regional landscape scales. I also enjoy engaging in field research that supports large-scale modeling in order to conserve biodiversity and critical wildlife habitat and movement corridors. My professional skills include: • Bridging disciplines and synthesizing diverse knowledge that encompasses land and water stewardship, impacts of climate change, plant and wildlife ecology, and sustainable agriculture and food resilience • Influencing conservation policies and practices to protect species at risk and retain productive, connected, ecologically functioning landscapes • Creating collaborative opportunities to more effectively build partnerships and achieve common goals • Developing and managing programs within non-profit, research, and government organizational cultures • Conducting applied ecological research to provide recommendations on conserving habitat, threatened species, and biological diversity at multiple landscape scales. EMPLOYMENT & AFFILIATIONS: Slocan Lake Stewardship Society, Slocan Wetlands Assessment & Monitoring Project, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, Wildsight, Know Your Watershed, Conservation Impact, Valhalla Wilderness Society, Kootenay Conservation Program, BC Hydro Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, Flathead Land Trust, Citizens for a Better Flathead, Watershed Consulting, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Alternative Energy Resources Organization, Craighead Wildlife/Wildlands Institute, US Forest Service, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Vermont Natural Resources Council.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of Vermont, MS
Current Position:
Eco Mosaic Consulting
Conservation Science & Biology
Environmental Education
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
Water Resources

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