Kent H. Redford is Principal at Archipelago Consulting that he established in 2012. Prior to that he was Chief Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in New York where he led the WCS Institute that worked across WCS to: 1) identify emerging trends and help establish programs to address them; 2) identify key topics within the Institution that needed to be shared with outside audiences. He created and was the senior editor on “State of the Wild” a biennial publication that surveyed the art and practice of conservation, led a series of focused horizon-scanning workshops on key issues that confront the practice of conservation, and led the group that was responsible for reestablishing the American Bison Society and developing a 100 year vision for bison ecological restoration.