The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.


Photo Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society

Photo Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society

To fulfill our mission, we work in a region that has been termed the High Divide, a place with diverse communities and diverse wildlife. It is an important wildlife area as it lies between three large areas of core wildlife habitat: the Greater Yellowstone, Salmon-Selway, and Northern Continental Divide Ecosystems.  Its residents and seasonal visitors are drawn to the landscape for the livelihoods it offers, its natural resources, excellent outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing, angling and hunting opportunities, and scenic value. Local livelihoods are both dependent on and challenged by wildlife, thus the projects we participate in are based on finding common ground between working landscapes, diverse community interests, and conservation goals.