Selected Public Speaking

“Beavers as Restoration Partners.” February 19, 2020. Keynote Speaker, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Elkhart Lake, WI.

“Northwest Passages Book Club.” Sept. 18, 2019. Spokesman Review, Spokane.

“Coyotes and Beavers and their Lives Among Us: Ben Goldfarb in Conservation With Dan Flores.” October 6, 2019. Haystack Book Talks, Norfolk, CT.

“Eager: The Secret Life of Beavers.” June 6, 2019. Oxford Museum of Natural History.

“Beavers: Their Landscapes, Our Future.” November 5, 2018. University of Montana.

“Why Beavers Matter.” November 2, 2018. Oregon State University.

“Beaverland: Partnering With Rodents, Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems.” October 17, 2018. Society of Ecological Restoration and Society of Wetland Scientists Joint Meeting. Spokane, Washington.

Environmental Reading and Writing Panel. September 28, 2018. Montana Book Festival, Missoula.

“Dam It: Working With Beavers to Achieve Conservation Goals.” July 24, 2018. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Toronto.

“Why Beavers Matter.” April 12, 2018. New England Independent Booksellers Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

“Beaverland: Restoring Rodents, Healing Ecosystems.” October 4, 2017. Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico.

“National Park Service Science Communication Training.” March 7-8, 2017. COMPASS/National Park Service, Western Washington Units.

“Navigating the Science Communication Landscape.” February 10, 2017. Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies.

“Ranching With Carnivores.” February 3, 2017. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

“From The Frontlines To The Bottom Line: Journalists Explain How to Make Your Science Resonate.” July 17, 2016. North American Congress for Conservation Biology.

“The Pitch: Get Your Environmental Story Published.” February 17, 2016. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

“Changes on the Science Journalism Landscape: What Does the Future Hold for Reporters and Their Sources?” August 19, 2015. American Fisheries Society.

“Making the Case for Natural Capital: How Do We Reach Key Audiences?” March 23, 2015. Natural Capital Symposium, Stanford University.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2020: Gold Winner of the Atlantic Journalism Awards’ Magazine Award for “Too Hot to Handle,” a feature in the Atlantic Salmon Journal

2019: Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow

2019: Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

2018: COMPASS Fellowship to attend North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto.

2018: Environmental Journalism Program at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii.

2017: Aldo Leopold Writing Program residency at Mi Casita, Leopold’s former house in Tres Piedras, New Mexico.

2017: Top of the Rockies Awards for “Small Towns, Big Change,” a project of the Solutions Journalism Network, in the categories of Public Service, Education, Health, and Environment Reporting.

2016: COMPASS Fellowship to attend North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Madison, Wisconsin.

2015: COMPASS Fellowship to attend the Society for Mammalogy Conference.

2015: University of California, Davis, Fellowship to attend the Lake Tahoe Media Institute.

2014: Frank Allen Field Reporting Award to cover invasive lake trout in Yellowstone National Park, granted by the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources.

2014: COMPASS Fellowship to attend North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana.

2013: Climate Change Resilience fellowship from the Solutions Journalism Network to report on the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

2012: Bodie McDowell Scholarship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Environmental Fiction

The Rewilding.” Terraform/Motherboard. July 6, 2015.

The Run.” Bellevue Literary Review. Fall 2014.

Now We Have the Crocodiles.” Stringybark Stories. 2013.

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