Scientist, backcountry guide
Jesse Logan has a Ph.D. in ecology, and is an internationally recognized authority on whitebark pine and the ecosystem supported by this keystone species. He was on the faculty of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, and was a tenured associate professor at Virginia Tech in the forestry and entomollogy departments. He worked as a research entomologist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station. Since retiring in 2006, Logan has continued research and advocacy for high-elevation ecosystems of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide, a Leave No Trace instructor, and a Certified Yellowstone Association Naturalist. In the summers, he works as a contract instructor for Yellowstone Forever, and during the winters as a backcountry ski guide working out of Cooke City for Yellowstone Ski Tours and Beartooth Powder Guides.