Meredith Taylor is a conservationist, educator and owner of Taylor Outfitting in Dubois, Wyoming, which specializes bringing tourists on snowshoes or skis to observe free-ranging wolves in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.
For more than 30 years, she has worked with many organizations, schools and agencies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Central Wyoming College, the University of Wyoming, the National Outdoor Leadership School, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Wyoming Wilderness Association and the Sierra Club. As a member of the original Greater Yellowstone Coalition steering committee, she helped guide the conservation vision for the ecosystem management of Greater Yellowstone through its initial, bold steps toward holistic protection of the largest intact ecosystem in the temperate zones of the Earth.
Ms. Taylor was awarded the Centennial Award by the Sierra Club on their 100th anniversary, the Conservationist of the Year award by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and the Outstanding Activist award by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition at their 20th anniversary celebration.
Recently retired, Meredith spends her free time traveling, teaching, writing and working with different groups to research the natural history of the area, and protecting migration corridors of the prehistoric cultures and wildlife of Wyoming.