Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced the assignment of a new wolf specialist to the Paradise Valley area north of Gardiner. Abby Nelson will serve as the new Livingston-area and Regions 3, 5 and 7 wolf specialist after completing her Master of Science degree at the University of Wyoming and conducting research on wolf-livestock conflicts in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyoming Game and Fish, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and USDA Wildlife Services. Prior to that Nelson worked for the Yellowstone Wolf Project from 2004 to mid-2007 as a field technician monitoring predator-prey interactions on Yellowstone’s Northern Range. Nelson will be responsible for tracking, trapping, and collaring wolves, monitoring wolf activity, and working with USDA Wildlife Services to determine and implement management actions following confirmed wolf depredations of livestock.