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University of Wyoming Professor Temple Stoellinger Promoted to PERC Senior Fellow

  • Kat Dwyer
  • BOZEMAN, MT—The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) today announced the promotion of Temple Stoellinger to PERC Senior Fellow. 

    PERC’s Senior Fellowship program engages leading academics and professionals who share PERC’s passion for market-based conservation efforts related to land, water, and wildlife. As the national leader in market solutions for conservation, the Montana-based nonprofit research institute partners with a network of respected scholars that conduct original research, with a range of opportunities based on qualifications and expertise.

    Stoellinger is an expert on wildlife law, environmental and natural resource law and policy, and public land law. Her research explores topics such as reforming federal grazing to enable markets for voluntary conservation, encouraging species recovery under the Endangered Species Act, motivating private land conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and channeling visitor enthusiasm into more sustainable funding mechanisms for national parks. 

    “Temple’s contributions to PERC’s scholarship have been invaluable,” said PERC Vice President of Research Shawn Regan. “Her knowledge and legal experience will enhance the quality of PERC’s research, helping us to achieve our mission of advancing conservation through markets, incentives, property rights, and partnerships. We’re thrilled to officially bring Temple into the PERC fold.”

    Temple is an associate professor at the University of Wyoming’s College of Law and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. She is also co-director of the university’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies. Prior to joining the University of Wyoming, Stoellinger served as the natural resource attorney for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association. She has also served as a natural resource analyst and advisor to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, where she had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of energy and natural resource issues of statewide, regional, and national significance. She holds a B.S. and a J.D. from the University of Wyoming. 

    Explore Stoellinger’s recent work:

    Opening the Range: Reforms to Allow Markets for Voluntary Conservation on Federal Grazing Lands

    The Role of Private Lands in Conserving Yellowstone’s Wildlife in the Twenty-First Century

    Allow “Nonuse Rights” to Conserve Natural Resources

    Harnessing Visitors’ Enthusiasm for National Parks to Fund Cooperative Large-Landscape Conservation

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    • Kat Dwyer
      Kat Dwyer
      • Marketing & Media Manager

      Kat Dwyer is PERC’s marketing and media manager.

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