I'm the co-founder of Tom Miner Basin Association- a community based Assoication centered around conflict prevention on wild landscapes. I live and work on my family ranch bordering Yellowstone National Park on the North side, in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, sitting next to Yellowstone Rier. We practice resilient ranching technques, produce grass-finished beef with sustainable agriculture, lowstress livestock handling, and we deeply believe in shared landscapes. Our home, the Tom Miner Basin is also home to one the largest grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states, multiple wolf packs as well as elk, moose, mountain lion, and much more. My work entrails imagingin and experimenting with transformational solutions regarding shared landscapes and conservation of wildlife in the greater yellowstone ecosystem as well as preserving the good in traditional, rural ways of life.
I'm trying to develop a program using IoT and an ear tag on livestock measuring (and alerting to paired smart phone) data like GPS location, heart rate and body temperature, in real time. The idea is to know where livestock (and later wildlife) are, if/when they've been depredated on (in high predator areas) so livestock producers can be compensated for those livestock losses through federal and state programs already in place. Also, through this program- phase II conisting on training predators to stay away from livestock thus preserving and protecting the predators themselves. Phase III of this program include geo/virtual fencing and other ways to manage large herd animals (bison and cattle as well as wildlife in the future lanscapes. Most important, setting valid and essential guidleines and rules around drone and technology use on wild landscapes, in regards to be the least invasive.