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Ailsa Ross, Content Coordinator

Ailsa joins Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative with a love for communicating the importance of wild spaces.

A RossAilsa joins Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative with a love for communicating the importance of wild spaces. A contributor to Outside, BBC History, and National Geographic's travel section, whether she’s writing about the rise of North America's coywolf or Mozart’s pet starling, Ailsa works to connect the stories of people, history, and place.

Graduating in law from the University of Edinburgh in 2009, Ailsa has a background in human rights, and as a fact-checker for Harper’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. Her first book, about history’s women adventurers and what they can teach us, will be published in the UK in spring 2019.

Moving to Banff in 2014, Ailsa realized what makes this part of the world special isn’t just the obvious — the megafauna, the epic summits. It’s also the stuff of haikus — moss campion, the first cloud of bohemian waxwings in spring. It’s all part of this fragile ecosystem. It’s all worth protecting.

Ailsa now lives in Alberta’s Jasper National Park with her husband Dylan. She likes to paint birds, look at the moon, and ride her bike in the woods.