Kylie Paul

Kylie Paul

Rockies and Plains Representative
Kylie works primarily to protect and restore wolverines, lynx and fishers in the Northern Rockies. She also assists in implementing nonlethal methods to reduce conflicts between people and wildlife, particularly wolves and grizzly bears. In addition, Kylie helps develop on-the-ground conservation solutions through State Wildlife Action Plans in the Rockies and Great Plains.

Posts By: Kylie Paul

Sage-grouse, © Jean Bjerke

Flagging Fences For Grouse »

Defenders partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and a willing and helpful rancher who was pleased to have our assistance in marking his fences for sage-grouse. Along with NRCS’s sage-grouse expert Bruce Waage and local NRCS district conservationist Lorna Philp, Defenders staff Mark Salvo and Kylie Paul, and intrepid volunteer Ben Donatelle, walked numerous miles of snow-drifted fences along the rancher’s property, which is located near a sage-grouse lek (a crucial breeding ground that the birds return to year after year).

Lynx, © Alanna Schmidt / National Geographic Stock

Lynx and Snowshoe Hare: The Color of Survival »

Each year, snowshoe hares turn from brown to white with the season. But climate change is causing some hares to be caught wearing last season’s colors at the wrong time. What kind of impact could that have on the threatened Canada lynx, which relies so heavily on these animals?