Matt is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ first ever Social Science and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator. Matt asserts that understanding human dimensions is a necessary, and often undervalued, component of wildlife management. Matt oversees the newly developed Wildlife Recreation Events Program and leads the Division’s effort to recruit, retain, and reactivate anglers, hunters, and shooting sport enthusiasts. Matt’s professional work to understand new trends in hunting is complemented by his own experience learning to hunt as an adult without a childhood introduction to the sport. You can read more about his experience here.