Scott Harris


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.

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