Recovery Planning for an Arctic Icon: A Case Study in Collaboration

Jenifer Kohout

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- Polar Bear Recovery Team Co-Chair

Jenifer is a manager with the Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska Region.  She is a long-term resident of the State of Alaska and has a background in natural resource law and policy.  She was lucky enough to serve as co-chair of the Polar Bear Recovery Team.


In 2017, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced completion of the Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan. The Plan was the culmination of 5 years of effort by 38 individuals from 16 agencies.  Like any worthwhile... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jenifer Kohout (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- Polar Bear Recovery Team Co-Chair)
  2. Michael C. Runge (U.S. Geological Survey -- Polar Bear Recovery Team Co-Chair)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Collaborative Conservation , Topics: Conservation Planning and Evaluation


T-3A » Endangered Species Management (13:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall A)

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