Sanders, nationally known naturalist and guide owned Yellowstone
Outdoor Adventures, now retired, the sole enterprise dedicated
to providing educational programs, guided tours, slide shows
and articles about grizzlies, wolves and other biological functions
in Yellowstone. With the focus on preservation through education.
Officially licensed with the park service to conduct bear, wolf,
hiking and other road based tours within Yellowstone Park.
Montana State University, Kevin worked on the Gallatin Grizzly
Project conducting grizzly bear habitat transects, reconnaissance,
habitat sampling, habitat selection observations and non-reward
camera station field work helping research the effects of forest
clearcutting and use of forest service roads on grizzly bear
behavior, habitat use, and demography.
late 90's, Kevin began designing a residential bear proof trash
can using the Grizzly Bear Discovery Center in West Yellowstone
as the testing center. A highly
bear resistant can was finally developed with Bear
Proof Inc. which was tested in early May, 2002 and passed
a self published hiking guide as well as a bear safety guide
to the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests. For 13 straight
years he wrote a weekly column for the "Lone Peak Lookout" at
which point he said " I woke up one morning and felt like I
had said everything I needed to say" and has only contributed
rarely since. He is an accomplished wildlife/scenic photographer
and many of his shots have appeared in print throughout the
years. He is also a prior faculty member for the National Wilderness
and Travel Medicine Association.
while working with Busch Productions during filming of "Great
Bears of North America" and "Great Bears of Yellowstone" Kevin
photographed the first wolf in Yellowstone seen since they were
removed in the early 1920's.
1992 until 2004 Kevin taught continuing education courses including:
"Grizzly Bear Biology and Behavior" and "Wolf Biology and Physiology"
through the University of Montana - Dillon, and occasionally
through Rocky Mountain College. Over the years Kevin has also
spent much of his time educating elementary school children
about the wonders of Yellowstone.
along the banks of the Gallatin River between Big Sky and Bozeman,
Montana where he spent, prior to his retirement, an average
of 325 days a year in Yellowstone Park guiding, teaching, photographing
and observing wildlife and the unique geological features of
the park. He is now retired and spending more time fly fishing,
hiking and watching bears on his own.