Bree Burton is Y2 Consultants’ Range Scientist and has been with the Company since 2017. Bree focuses on the policy and planning side of rangeland management. She has been involved in the process of several grazing term permit renewals and assisted in the completion of the Horseshoe and Scotts Gulch Outcome-Based Grazing Environmental Assessment in northern Nevada in 2020. Bree has also completed several Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grazing plans for agricultural operations in Idaho. Additionally, Bree has been deeply involved in the development of 11 County Natural Resource Management Plans in the State of Wyoming, with seven plans currently completed and four in progress. Bree’s newest roles have been in completing field work and reporting for Teton County, Wyoming Environmental Assessments, and conducting wetland delineations and aquatic resource inventories in Teton County.
Bree grew up in Central Idaho where her love of rangelands began early as she grew up hunting, fishing, hiking, and exploring the sagebrush flats and high mountains with her family. She knew that rangelands were the direction she wanted to focus her career on. Bree received a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming where she studied the socioeconomic characteristics of public land ranchers in the western U.S. and more specifically in Wyoming.
Bree served as vice president and president of the Young Professionals Conclave at the International Society for Range Management and is currently on the Finance Committee and Certifications Committee. Bree served as the Wyoming Southwest Council Representative for the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management for two years and is currently the president-elect for the Wyoming Section and incoming president in 2022. Bree lives in Daniel, Wyoming, with her husband, four dogs, two cats, and thirty-one chickens. In her free time, she loves to raft, camp, hike, fish, archery hunt, and work on her small homestead.