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Michael Dax

Michael Dax in the field

As the Western Program Director, Michael Dax works closely with the Western Wildway team to restore and maintain habitat connectivity and wildlife migration from Mexico to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Michael grew-up in upstate New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. After college he spent 4 years working at the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks. He worked as a tour guide, cross-country ski guide, trail groomer, bell hop, and furniture mover. He then received a masters degree in environmental history from the University of Montana where he began work on his book, Grizzly West, which focuses on the attempt to reintroduce grizzly bears to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Montana and Idaho.

Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has completed thru-hikes of the John Muir Trail, Appalachian Trail and Annapurna Circuit. When not working, he can be found brewing beer, backpacking, fishing, or skiing.