Dr. Michelle Reilly

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (MT)

Board Member 

Michelle Reilly serves as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Representative at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, where her work focuses on Wilderness Area training and policy. Prior to 2018, she served as an Endangered Species Biologist and the Strategic Habitat Conservation Coordinator a USFWS Ecological Services Field office. Michelle worked on cooperative grants and agreements with Oregon State University and the Conservation Biology Institute to investigate landscape-level impacts and connectivity for species of conservation concern. Michelle holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy from John’s Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University. Her graduate work emphasized multi-species conservation research with close agency collaboration. Her dissertation research investigated the effects of non-motorized recreation on a suite of mammals in national and state parks, regional wilderness areas, and county and regional open space reserves. From 2016-2017, she served as a visiting professor at New Mexico Highlands University and taught quantitative methods and wildlife ecology courses while conducting research in wildlife behavioral ecology. 


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