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Eric Graham

A Montana native and University of Montana graduate, Eric joined the Challenge in 2013 as the seasonal range rider, monitoring wolf and grizzly bear activity in proximity to livestock. Prior to joining the Challenge, Eric spent 15 years working with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks as a bear research/management technician and worked 6 seasons with the USGS on grizzly bear DNA population estimate and trend projects. Beginning in 2016, Eric moved into a full-time position with the Blackfoot Challenge where he coordinates the wildlife program including the range rider season, the carcass pickup/compost program, and works with the FWP Region 2 bear research/management team. The relationships Eric has built with ranchers and landowners throughout the watershed are critical to the success of the Blackfoot Challenge’s Wildlife Program.