The Bird That Won the West - Brian Rutledge, TEDxJacksonHole

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With over forty years in local, regional and international conservation, Brian Rutledge has led the National Audubon Society's efforts in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west for the last seven years. Fostering research on African wild dogs, guiding ecotours to many corners of the globe and managing major zoos, Rutledge reflects on the Sagebrush Initiative as his most rewarding achievement.

Brian Rutledge is dedicated to protecting Greater Sage-grouse and the sagebrush ecosystem that is part of our country's great natural heritage. In his role as a member of Governors' Freudenthal draft and initiate the Sage-grouse Core Area Program, directing state agencies in the Cowboy State to conserve key breeding areas for this dwindling species.

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