Jeff Bectell is the Coordinator of the Carnivores and Communities Program of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association (WBRA) in southwest Alberta. This program works to help local landowners manage the challenges of supporting large carnivores on their farms and ranches. Jeff is a past chair and current board member of the WBRA. He chaired the steering committee of a cumulative effects study (Chief Mountain Study) in his area. Jeff earned a B.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Calgary before returning to the family ranch, which he now operates with his wife Liz and their children.