The Latest by Kristin Carden

Staff Scientist for Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans

An Ohio native, Kristin first ventured out West for college—and fell in love with the mountains, wildlife, and sense of wonder instilled by western landscapes. She has worked with the Earthjustice team in Bozeman, Montana, to protect the majestic landscapes and critters of the Northern Rockies, first as a project attorney from 2012–2015, and also during 2017, as a staff scientist for the Public Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans program.

A pair of Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) look out over a snowy ledge.
November 29, 2017

‘Recovery’ Plan for Mexican Gray Wolf Further Threatens this Endangered Species

A plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims low, involving too small a habitat and too few wolves.

Dos lobos grises mexicanos (Canis lupus baileyi) observan atentos desde una colina nevada.
July 31, 2017

Plan de ‘rescate’ para lobo gris mexicano amenaza más a esta especie en peligro de extinción

En su ensayo “Pensando como montaña”, el legendario conservacionista Aldo Leopold describe una época en su juventud donde era impensable “dejar pasar la oportunidad de matar a un lobo”. Sin embargo, cuando se enfrentó al “implacable fuego verde” de los ojos de uno de estos animales a punto de morir, dicha filosofía se llenó de dudas.

A grizzly bear walks alone through a field in Grand Teton National Park.
April 15, 2015

Groups Challenge Government’s Grisly Grizzly Bear Decision

Federal agencies recently approved the killing of four grizzly bears in connection with an elk hunt in western Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. This is no way to manage grizzly bears or national parks, says Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso.