Category: Project

The Early Bird Gets the Ice

The Early Bird Gets the Ice

When most people imagine scientific research they think microscopes and lab coats. When thinking of conservation they picture park rangers and polar bears. If people even consider loon conservation, they might imagine artificial nest rafts or aluminum fishing boats....
Start of Season and Covid-19

Start of Season and Covid-19

   April showers… are still bringing snow. Springtime in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is finally here — temperatures are above freezing (if barely), birds are migrating through the area (most recently mountain bluebirds and killdeer), and RCF is getting its...
Sometimes 17 Is a Big Number

Sometimes 17 Is a Big Number

The number 17 does not come to mind when you think of big numbers, but when you’re working with Common Loons in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), an isolated population numbering only 22 territorial pairs, small numbers like 17 can be relatively massive. This...
Monument Ridge Aspen Regeneration Study

Monument Ridge Aspen Regeneration Study

Understanding how forest management actions affect non-game bird and mammal species. Project Overview Since 2018, the Ricketts Conservation Foundation has worked with Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the Bird Conservancy of the...
The Loon Restoration Project

The Loon Restoration Project

Re-establishing loons in their former breeding range and helping populations recover in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Project Overview Working with Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Caribou-Targhee National...