Our Director Sarah Walker is our first official ‘Friend’ of the Bridger-Teton. Walker is fortunate to be supported as an employee of the Grand Teton Association while she builds an organization committed to protecting public lands and inspiring stewardship across western Wyoming.

Sarah has spent over a decade exploring, researching and advocating for Wyoming’s public lands. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Marys College of Maryland and a Masters in Natural Resources and Science Education from the University of Wyoming. During her time in western Wyoming Walker studied songbird populations with the Conservation Research Center, sage grouse with Craighead Beringia South, native fisheries and big game disease with Wyoming Game and Fish, and taught field education at Teton Science School. She found her passion for community organizing and protecting public lands while working with the Wyoming Wilderness Association, where she served as the Shoshone Wildlands Organizer and later as the Interim Director.

Sarah resides in Dubois, Wyoming with her husband Seth Halman and pup Sadie, where they’re lucky enough to enjoy the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests just out their backdoor every chance they get.

It’s going to take a much bigger team to connect communities from Pinedale to Jackson, and a whole lot of Friends to protect 3.5 million acres of the wildest landscape in the lower 48.