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Protecting the environment and it's wild inhabitants is very important to me and is a major component of what inspired me to pursue nature photography.  I hope my images can inspire others to further appreciate nature and my message can help inform others of the challenges our natural world faces and what we can do to be better stewards of Planet Earth.  I appreciate and admire the great work being done by so many organizations and the individuals involved in dedicating themselves to such important endeavors.  Some of my favorites include but are not limited to the following.

Wyoming Wildlife Advocates


We envision a Wyoming that leads the nation in exceptional and innovative wildlife management; all stakeholders are valued equally, and management decisions are driven by the best available science. As stewards of some of the most pristine wild habitat in the world, we believe that ecosystems must be managed to maximize biodiversity.

Wyoming Untrapped

Wyoming Untrapped promotes trapping reform through education and advocacy for Wyoming’s people, pets and wildlife.

The Cougar Fund

The Cougar Fund was founded in 2001 by writer Cara Blessley Lowe and photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen after a firsthand experience observing a mother lion they named "Spirit" and her three cubs on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

“The Cougar Fund protects the cougar – also known as a mountain lion, puma, and panther – and other carnivores throughout the Americas by educating children and adults on their value, and by monitoring state policies and advocating for management based on sound science, to assure a lasting place for these creatures.”

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation works to promote ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife.

We accomplish our mission primarily through on-the-ground projects that we guide in collaboration with agencies, organizations and private land owners. We also gather and disseminate wildlife data that can inform wildlife-friendly policies and educate the public on how to reduce potential conflict with our wild neighbors.

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

Protecting the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole for 4o years.

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

We envision a Greater Yellowstone where wild nature flourishes, plant, animal, and human communities thrive in reciprocity, and all people work together to conserve this globally significant ecosystem.

Yellowstone Forever

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park.

We protect, preserve, and enhance Yellowstone National Park through education and philanthropy.

Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

Friends of the Bridger-Teton

Promoting sustainable stewardship of the Bridger-Teton National Forest through partnerships, problem-solving, outreach and education.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Connecting and protecting habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.

Vital Ground Foundation

Our mission is to protect and restore North America’s grizzly bear populations for future generations by conserving wildlife habitat and by supporting programs that reduce conflicts between bears and humans.


Teton Conservation District

We work with the community to conserve and steward natural resources through local projects, partnerships, research, and education.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.


We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change.

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

The Wilderness Society

Each day thousands of acres of wild places are lost to mining, drilling, logging and other development. But we don't have to give it all away. Together, we can save our wildest lands for future generations.

Center for Biological Diversity

At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

National Parks Conservation Association

We're protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our millions of members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. 

National Wildlife Federation

Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world

Wild Earth Guardians 

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

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