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Holly Copeland
Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming
Holly works on spatial analysis for statewide and regional threat assessments, mitigation planning, modeling future energy development scenarios and conservation priorities assessments. She received her undergraduate degree in geography from the University of California at Davis and her master’s in geography from the University of Wyoming with additional training and courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics at Duke University and Colorado State University. Copeland has articles published in the Journal of Conservation Planning, Bioscience, and Studies in Avian Biology.

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Corinna Riginos
Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming

Corinna works on a variety topics relating to the conservation of wildlife and their habitats. She works closely with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the Wyoming Migration Initiative to identify areas where roads present a significant barrier to ungulate movements and reduce the negative effects of roads on wildlife. She also studies sagebrush management and the impacts of grazing, climate change, and invasive species on rangelands. Corinna received her Bachelors degree from Brown University and her Doctorate from the University of California, Davis. She has published extensively and in 2015 was named an Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America.

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