Kaylie Durglo grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation and is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She received a B.S. in Conservation Biology and Ecology from Montana State University in 2019. Kaylie began her career in wildlife working on a variety of wildlife research projects including deep-sea sharks in the Bahamas, mountain lions, wolves, and elk in New Mexico and Arizona, black-tailed deer and fisher in Oregon, and a wildlife laboratory in Montana.
Kaylie then returned to the Flathead Reservation in 2021 and is now employed as a Wildlife Biologist with the Tribal Wildlife Management Program. Her current duties include conducting outreach and education with local school and summer programs, assisting with aerial and field surveys for waterfowl, bald eagles, and other flathead reservation species, collecting data and analyzing for management of big game, and reviewing Tribal Forestry Department timber sale proposals, developing mitigation proposals and participating in interdisciplinary discussions to advocate for wildlife and habitat.