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Holly Copeland

Holly Copeland is a conservation scientist with The Nature Conservancy in Lander, Wyoming. Her research focuses on Western conservation issues such as forecasting the impacts of future energy development on wildlife and mitigation planning through the use of GIS and spatial modeling tools. Current projects include modeling the benefits of conservation easements and policy on greater sage-grouse and mule deer populations, regional wetlands monitoring and assessment, and predicting the vulnerability of Wyoming’s conservation areas to climate change, invasive species, and development. She holds an M.A. in geography from the University of Wyoming and a B.A in geography from the University of California, Davis. Copeland has peer-reviewed papers published in PLoSOne, Ecosphere, Bioscience, Ecological Indicators, Journal of Conservation Planning, and Studies in Avian Biology.