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March 11, 2013


Harvey Locke, a strategic conservation adviser for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, will deliver a lecture titled “Large Landscape Conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon and Beyond: A Shared Vision for the 21st Century” as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, March 19, at The University of Montana.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110. Light refreshments will be served before the event, which is free and open to the public.

For 20 years, Locke has worked effectively on large landscape conservation from Yellowstone National Park to the Yukon Wilderness, and around the world. He also has been widely published on the same subject. Time magazine named Locke, a native of the Calgary-Banff area of Canada, as one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century. 

 During his lecture, he will share how a common vision, anchored in scientific findings, can show what nature needs and ultimately inspire a variety of decisionmakers from different cultures to work across jurisdictional complexities to reach effective outcomes.     

UM’s Institute on Ecosystems Distinguished Lecturer Series provides opportunities for faculty and students to connect with the brightest, most interesting scholars in environmental disciplines.

Approved by the Montana Board of Regents in November 2011, the Institute on Ecosystems is a community of 200 scholars across the Montana University System with the goal of advancing integrated discovery, education and engagement in the environmental and ecosystem sciences. The institute, co-located at UM and Montana State University, is supported by a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

For more information about the lecture, call IoE Program Manager Gay Allison at 406-243-2617 or email





Contact: Gay Allison, program manager, Montana Institute on Ecosystems at UM, 406-243-2617,