Ed Warner (B.S., ’68; L.H.D., ’11) originated a method for recovering coal-bed methane, leading to major discoveries in Wyoming gas fields. He later founded Expedition Oil Company, which was a partner in developing the Jonah Field using his innovative methods for tapping natural gas. Warner then became a philanthropist and self-described “radical conservationist.” Among his projects is the endangered black rhino in sub-Saharan Africa. He wrote a book, Running with Rhinos, that details his extreme adventures as a volunteer. The University renamed the Warner College of Natural Resources to honor his extremely generous support.