At Wildlands Network: Kenyon Fields is Strategy Director for Wildands Network. He works to build bridges and effective networks between a diverse set of interest groups concerned with land and wildlife management across the West. One of his main responsibilities is leading the Connectivity Policy Coalition — a forum in which land management policy experts from scientific and conservation organizations work together to assist the state and federal governments in their efforts to assure wildlife have room to roam across public lands, for migration, dispersal and other needs. Another primary area of focus is helping conservation minded landowners across the West work together to address shared challenges, such as management of the interface between private and public lands, and assuring the ranchers can stay ranching and not have to submit to developmental pressures on their lands.
Off the Clock: Kenyon spends considerable time traveling the West in search of remote places to explore.
Background: Kenyon has worked primarily in Alaska for the U.S. Forest Service, an Alaska Native NGO and conservation science NGOs. He has three degrees in natural science, and now lives in Durango, Colorado and on a ranch straddling the Utah/ Colorado border.