Louisa Willcox and David Mattson | The Sun Magazine

Louisa Willcox and David Mattson

Louisa Willcox and David Mattson are cofounders of Grizzly Times, a blog and podcast that since 2015 has publicized the plight of grizzly bears and promoted compassion and respect for them.

Willcox has been a bear advocate for more than thirty years and has worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. She has a master’s degree in forest policy from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and received a lifetime-achievement award from Yale in 2014. She specializes in public outreach to promote better understanding of bears.

Mattson studied grizzlies through intensive, on-the-ground fieldwork in Yellowstone from 1979 to 1993. He later spent ten years in the Southwest focusing on mountain lions before returning to Montana. He has been a research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and has held positions at Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

— From January 2020
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