Beau Larkin received a B.S. in forestry in 2005 and completed his M.Ed. in secondary biology and broad-field science in 2010 at the University of Montana, Missoula. Initially his sights were set on a teaching career, concentrating on experiential and outdoor education. After joining MPG Ranch in 2008, forest ecology and restoration supplanted his original focus.
Beau manages day-to-day operations at MPG North, an MPG property located in the Swan Valley near Condon, MT. He also conducts original research on plant-fungal symbioses, forest restoration techniques, and fungal applications in soil restoration. His primary goals are to provide data-driven management of restoration projects and increase interest in private lands conservation. To that end, Beau works with collaborators and community partners to extend the reach of MPG's research.