Land is a 5th generation Montanan who garnered his conservation ethic from a young age in duck blinds on warm water sloughs in the Bitterroot Valley, at the end of a flyrod during the salmon fly hatch on the Big Hole River, and chasing the wily wapiti in Cinnabar Basin. Land received a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 2000 and a PHD in post hole digging fencing in the family Quarter horses and mules. Fresh out of college, he worked for a newly formed sportsmen organization called the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) as their National Grassroots Coordinator. Much of his work at TRCP was aimed at protecting quality places to hunt and fish via roadless areas and promoting volunteer incentives for landowners to provide public access to private lands. After four years working for TRCP, Land joined the staff of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as Regional Representative in Missoula, Montana.
Holly was born and raised in the Chicago area and spent as much time as possible camping and fishing with her family as a girl. After college, she moved to Oregon for graduate studies and fell in love with the outdoor activities the West had to offer and made the Pacific Northwest her new home. After a couple decades as a teacher, counselor and principal, Holly decided to turn her love of the outdoors into a fulltime career. She became a freelance writer which she continues to be to this day. Her writing has won many national awards including the Weatherby Outreach Award for promoting hunting in a non-hunting magazine. Holly and her husband, Scott Stouder, have 12 horses and mules, each with his or her own hilarious personality, which they use to pack into summer fishing trips and fall hunting camps.
Rose Caslar grew up in Enterprise, Oregon, hunting and camping with her family. Writing an essay about the bear she took won her entrance to Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, OR, where she majored in English. During her college summers, she worked for the Forest Service and various outfitters in Hell’s Canyon and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. After college, she indulged her dream to see autumn in the Rockies and moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She spent six years as a free-lance riding instructor, horse trainer, sleigh driver, packer, and skier. During Colorado’s “mud season,” she spent time in Kansas fox-hunting, and converted to English riding, also known as “those flat pancake saddles.” In 2009, she returned to Wallowa County to be closer to her family. She still rides and trains, specializing in Iberian horses and classical dressage. She is also an avid yogi and teaches Pilates. She is pleased to work for an organization that strives to preserve the kind of outdoor experience that was so influential in her young life, and continues to be a source of refuge and adventure, today.
Tim Brass grew up hunting and fishing in Minnesota. As soon as he was old enough to drive he quit all organized sports to hunt and fish and followed this passion for the outdoors to earn a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and an M.A. in Environmental Planning. Prior to working for BHA, he worked as an environmental researcher for the Forest Service, National Science Foundation and Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education Program. Now living in Colorado with his wife Megan, Tim enjoys hunting waterfowl, big game hunting with a bow and fly-fishing high mountain lakes. He’s glad to be a part of an organization that stands-up for the wild, public lands he enjoys the most. Feel free to
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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.