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Jared Baecker

Jared received his BS degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in Missoula. His field research experiences have taken him around a great portion of western North America where he has worked as a populations biologist involved with studies of snowshoe hare, lynx, wolverines, mule deer, Columbian sharp-tailed grouse and a variety of other passerine birds. Jared is an avid outdoorsman who spends a great deal of his time exploring the wild lands of the Yellowstone ecosystem with his fly rod, camera and backpack. For a decade Jared has worked as a naturalist in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with a focus on predator-prey interactions, giving him great insight into the behavior of Yellowstone’s wolves. Jared’s passion for nature has also brought him to the frozen North where he has guided polar bear expeditions in Churchill and Spitsbergen since 2003.

Upcoming Adventures with Jared:
Polar Bears of Churchill

Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:

J. Watson
“I was VERY impressed with Jared’s sharp eyes – he was responsible for spotting the moving branch of a brush and found black bears for us, then somehow noticed a pair of wolves very far away as we drove. Incredible.”

J. Sines
“Wonderful guide – very polite, considerate, knew his critters, history, and geology. Couldn’t have been better!”

G. Mann
“Jared was awesome. He worked HARD! He made sure everyone had a full and educational experience.”

L. Piersma
“I cannot say enough about Jared. He was incredible. Professional, personable, knowledgeable, and excitable. All your guides are wonderful, but Jared tips the scale. He relates well to young and old. You’ve got a gem there.”

M. Wasinger
“Jared was exceptional. He provided a wealth of information about the habitat and animals. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and was constantly looking after all of us. I would look forward to traveling with him again.”

P. Moore
"Jared is absolutely wonderful. The combination of his knowledge, love of the animals and attention to our group, made this a trip I won't soon forget."


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