“Federal authority and responsibility to mitigate carnivore-livestock conflicts”
Lizzy will focus on the legal authority and responsibility of the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to manage livestock grazing on the lands they currently oversee to protect native carnivores from livestock conflicts.
She will also discuss the co-existence regulations that these agencies could, and should, put in place, from grazing permits to the national level.
Lizzy Pennock is the carnivore coexistence advocate at WildEarth Guardians. She works toward protecting native carnivores in the Northern Rockies from livestock conflicts on lands currently managed by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. She started interning with WildEarth Guardians’ wildlife program as a law student and worked as a Diehl Environmental Law Fellow before starting her current role. In addition to promoting coexistence between native carnivores and livestock, she also works on bringing down Wildlife Services, the federal agency responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of native carnivores, primarily at the behest of the livestock industry.
Lizzy has been a passionate environmental advocate for the past decade, focused on both land and marine wildlife conservation. She has a B.S. in marine science from the University of Hawai`i and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.