Watch Traute Parrie’s presentation below:
Watch Ellen Lapham’s introduction of Traute Parrie below:
Traute describes some of the resources at risk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and opportunities to change things. The GYE, a magnet for visitors from around the globe, spans from the Tetons to the Beartooths, with famed mountains and waterfall ice climbs. It is one of the last remaining large, nearly intact ecosystems in Earth’s northern temperate zone. The GYE is also one of the world’s foremost natural laboratories for landscape ecology and geology.
Teaming with the Yellowstone Business Partnership, the Beartooth Ranger District of the US Forest Service is working to promote sustainable operations in businesses and organizations throughout the Greater Yellowstone Area. Traute described the Partnership’s “UnCommon Sense” course, a two-year leadership program for businesses and organizations seeking to operate more efficiently and responsibly. The goal is a “triple bottom line.”
Traute has been the District Ranger of the Beartooth Ranger District of the Custer Gallatin National Forest in Red Lodge Montana since 2007. In her 30 years with the Forest Service, she has worked in the mountains of Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Washington. She always worked in the field, often in backcountry.
View Traute’s slides below: