Bryce Powell

Naturalist Guide

As a child, Bryce’s family made regular trips to the Canadian Rockies from their Colorado home.  It was during one of these road trips through Wyoming that Bryce caught his first fish, and fell in love with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  As a college student, Bryce deepened his appreciation for wild spaces and sharing his passion for open spaces as a backpacking guide.  He was drawn to naturalism, and developed an interest in local history and a strong connection to the region while leading a wilderness trail crew fighting wildfires with the U.S. Forest Service.  Bryce has worked to protect native fish populations and promote fish and wildlife migration with the Jackson Hole chapter of Trout Unlimited as well as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is currently working on a Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of the Environment, where he studies ecosystem conservation and land management in the American West.

Certifications

  • Level II Wildlife Track & Sign / CyberTracker
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR
  • B.A. Environmental Studies | University of Colorado
  • M.S. Environmental Management (Candidate) | Yale School of the Environment
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Bio

Bryce’s interests in natural and human environments can be traced to his upbringing in Loveland, Colorado, where he became an expert in stick and rock collection by the age of three. Regular trips to visit family members in southern Alberta first brought Bryce through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where he caught his first fish and a love for the open skies of Wyoming.

As a student at the University of Colorado, Bryce had the opportunity to introduce friends, peers, and clients to Western landscapes as a backpacking guide, discovering the satisfaction that comes from sharing a passion and appreciation for outdoor spaces. For four summers, Bryce developed an eye for naturalism, an interest in local history, and a strong connection to the region as he led a wilderness trail crew and fought wildfires with the U.S. Forest Service in Evanston, Wyoming.

Most recently, Bryce worked with Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to protect native fish populations and promote fish and wildlife migration. Bryce holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and is working on his Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of the Environment, where he studies ecosystem conservation and land management in the American West.