Scott Harris

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Scott Harris and his family are happily “rooted” in Sitka. Scott is the Conservation Science Director for SCS and is responsible for developing and implementing habitat restoration and watershed monitoring projects. As a true Leopold-follower, his conservation ethic is rooted in a personal connection with the outdoors. Therefore, all of his projects inspire land stewardship by involving student and community volunteers. Scott has a wide diversity of work and academic experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s in Natural Resource Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research in Chilean Patagonia focused on economic activities for rural communities to conserve temperate rainforests. He also worked for several years as a Wildlife Research Technician, as a Senior Staff Instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Alaska and Chile, and taught at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka. In his spare time, Scott runs a kayak outfitting company –Latitude Adventures – and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 2 children.

Contact Scott at scott@sitkawild.org.

Recent posts by Scott:

SCS study shows the potential of habitat restoration in logged forests - Sitka Conservation Society

SCS study shows the potential of habitat restoration in logged forests - Sitka Conservation Society

Habitat restoration in Tongass young-growth forests is expensive. If we can utilize the by-products of restoration projects to offset the costs, we can conduct more restoration. For the past several years, SCS has studied the potential of the restoration technique of creating "gaps" in even-aged young-growth forests. A "gap" is...

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