Matt Miller

Matt-Miller-23Matt Miller is a senior science writer for the Conservancy. He writes features and blogs about the conservation research being conducted by the Conservancy’s 550 scientists. Matt previously worked for nearly 11 years as director of communications for the Conservancy’s Idaho program. He has served on the national board of directors of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and has published widely on conservation, nature and outdoor sports. He has held two Coda fellowships, assisting conservation programs in Colombia and Micronesia. An avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Matt has traveled the world in search of wildlife and stories.

Matt's Posts

My Penn’s Woods, Ever Changing

July 16th, 2014

To you, it would probably look like an old tree injury – some curvy lines etched into the trunk, nothing distinguishable about it. To me, it tells a story. More

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

October 29th, 2012

Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The "world's most fascinating bird" is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio's latest book, An Eternity of Eagles. More

Bison Bellows & Bones: Student-Scientists on the Prairie

October 10th, 2012

Follow bison herds; record bison as they fight, bellow and urinate on themselves; collect bison bones; repeat. It's just another "day at the office" for these student researchers from Gustavus Adolphus College. More

Cool Green Scientist: Cave Man Cory Holliday

October 2nd, 2012

Meet the man behind the artificial bat cave, Cory Holliday. His life underground has been filled with adventures: from being stuck in cave passages to discovering new species. Now he prepares for a bigger challenge: stopping the spread of white-nose syndrome. More

Of Bats and Men

September 28th, 2012

When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been...complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them. But now, citizen conservationists, coupled with the best science, may be the best hope for bat populations to emerge from the threats of white-nose syndrome. More

Building the “Cave of Dreams”

September 26th, 2012

Sure, you can build an artificial bat cave, and they will come. But how do you make it perfect? Hint: It's more than digging a hole in the ground. More

Bad Days in Bat Caves

September 25th, 2012

Conservationists feel helpless in the face of white-nose syndrome, a disease wiping out millions of bats. But research may have found a solution. Learn about the knowledge that led to the first-of-its-kind artificial bat cave. More

Live from the Artificial Bat Cave

September 24th, 2012

Bats are dying by the millions. Science has yet to find answers. Can a new experiment in Tennessee offer hope? Join our blogger on the front line of the battle to save cave bats in the United States. More

A Scientist’s Australian Reserve, for Nature and Family

August 28th, 2012

Taking care of nature isn't just a job for James Fitzsimons. In addition to directing conservation efforts for the Conservancy in Australia, he runs his own nature reserve that's home to a wide range of interesting creatures. Take a look. More

The Fish in the Ditch

August 1st, 2012

Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations. More

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