Matthew L. Miller

Director of Science Communications

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  • In a Remote Alaska Rainforest, a Tribe Protects Habitat and Restores Culture

    On Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, the restoration of rivers goes hand-in-hand with the restoration of cultural traditions. Members of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized indigenous tribe, are learning scientific techniques to monitor and assess salmon streams, streams that have been degraded over the decades. But that's only part of the story: the Haida area also returning to cultural traditions, traditions even more imperiled than the streams.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • People of the Salmon: Haida Tribe Defends Salmon with Science in Alaska

    The Haida community on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, have long considered themselves "people of the salmon." They rely on the fish for their food and culture. Now community members are being trained to become scientists. Their assessments could help get their streams protected under Alaska state law.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Weird Nature: Shrew-Eating Trout!

    The story of rodent-eating trout at The Nature Conservancy's Silver Creek Preserve has been one of our blog's biggest hits. But those Silver Creek trout look like dainty eaters compared to this one. Meet the shrew-eating trout documented by researchers at Alaska's Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. And how did this many small mammals end up in a trout's stomach?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Traveling Naturalist: Elephants, Kudus and More in Tarangire National Park

    The Traveling Naturalist visits Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania, home to one of the largest herds of elephants in Africa, unusual antelope, migrating zebras, lions and warthogs and much, much more. Can it stay that way? Does tourism help?

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Sawmills and the Limits of Conservation Science

    Science must be the foundation of conservation work, of course. But here's the thing: science can only get conservation so far. On Prince of Wales Island, forest restoration is an important part of conservation, but so too are relationships with loggers and sawmill owners.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • After the Clearcuts: People, Ecology & the Way Forward in an Alaska Rainforest

    Is there a way to ecologically restore the forests on Prince of Wales while also creating economic opportunities for local communities? That’s the question at the heart of research and work here by Nature Conservancy foresters.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Traveling Naturalist: 5 Top Spots to See Yellowstone’s Wildlife

    Heading to America's first national park? Our blogger points you to the best spots to see Yellowstone's diverse wildlife, including creatures very, very large and those very, very small.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Traveling Naturalist: 5 Marvelous Marsupials to Spot in Queensland

    Northern Tropical Queensland offers some of the best wildlife viewing anywhere, if you know where to look. Our blog gives you what you need to spot bizarre marsupials, including bandicoots, sugar gliders and kangaroos that live in trees.

    Matthew L. Miller