IoE Rough Cut Seminar Series - The Path Back: Fort Peck Tribes Community Buffalo Restoration Efforts
- Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Seminar Series, Dennis Jorgensen and Dr. Elizabeth Bird will give the talk "The Path Back: Fort Peck Tribes Community Buffalo Restoration Efforts" at noon on Wednesday, September 9. Please note that this seminar will be virtual, with call-in information below.
Dennis Jorgensen has worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Northern Great Plains since 2007. Hired as the program's first field biologist he was based in the northern Montana prairies for 5 years where he gained valuable knowledge of the place, the people, and the wildlife. In 2009 he completed his master’s thesis at the University of Calgary studying the migrations of prairie rattlesnakes in Alberta. He is the WWF Bison & Tribal Team Lead in the Northern Great Plains, which supports the establishment of five herds of at least 1,000 bison on tribal lands and within National Parks by 2025 to ensure that tribal communities thrive with bison and the long-term health of the species is secure.
Dr. Elizabeth Bird comes to her collaborations with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux from a broad background in community-centered research begun in the 1990s in the arena of farmer-driven sustainable agriculture research. She began the Fort Peck collaboration in 2011 under the MSU leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Rink. They assisted Fort Peck Community College and other partners to develop and establish a new Fort Peck Tribes Institutional Review Board. Dr. Bird holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a PhD in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current position is Project Development and Grants Specialist with the MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, a position which allows her to continue to foster and conduct collaborations with various Fort Peck partners.
Join Rough Cut seminar online:
- Meeting number: 120 383 7894
- Password: dmCD8C3vwP3
- Institute on Ecosystems