Bruce L. Smith

Bruce L. Smith worked for thirty years as a wildlife manager and scientist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, mostly at the Wind River Indian Reservation and the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. He is the author of multiple books and recipient of a 2012 Montana Book Award for Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National Elk Herd (Lyons Press, 2011). His most recent book, from which this article was adapted, is Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat (University Press of Colorado, 2014). Smith’s wildlife conservation blog can be found at

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