My name is Niall Gallagher Clancy. I’m a fifth-generation Montanan, born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley. In grade school, I formed a group to save worms on the playground during rainy days. I haven’t changed much since then.

Today, I use the scientific method to protect and restore freshwater species and ecosystems. I also believe we must broaden our scope to include greater numbers of species than we currently conserve. If we do not, we risk the intricate ecosystems that support all species.