Niah Pennington

Stewardship Associate

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Niah grew up in Helena, Montana and spent her formative years playing outside with her siblings, spending summers at Hauser Lake, and camping as a family in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. Niah’s passion for wildlife began at an early age, teaching her sisters how to catch frogs and what birds signify the coming of spring. She graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology, including a minor in Climate Change Studies, from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Afterwards, Niah worked seasonally as a wildlife technician for the US Forest Service on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. In 2018, she arrived in Jackson, Wyoming to work for the Bridger-Teton National Forest as a wildlife technician where she continued growing her appreciation for conservation and wildlife. In 2022, Niah decided to further develop her knowledge and passion for conservation by pursuing a master’s degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Niah expects to graduate in December 2024 and looks forward to using her newly obtained skills to support the conservation efforts of Teton Regional Land Trust.