Dusty Downey was born and currently lives with his wife and two daughters on a working cattle ranch in Northeast Wyoming. Dusty has extensive experience with cattle production, supply chain development, and animal husbandry and he oversees all aspects of the Conservation Ranching Program across the Rockies and 2 millions acres including certification, marketing, science and outreach. He gradauated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology. Before returning to the family ranch to work for Audubon in 2005, Dusty held a variety of jobs including groundfish observer in Alaska, Education Coordinator in Louisiana and California, and wilderness guide. Dusty is also a Wilderness EMT and certified interpretive guide through the National Association for Interpretation.