Scott Hauser began working for USRT as the Environmental Program Director in February, 2012. In 2016, Scott was promoted to Executive Director. A graduate of the University of Idaho (2002 and 2004), Scott holds undergraduate degrees in History (focus on the environment) and Political Science (focus on natural resources policy and law) and a master’s degree in Environmental Science. Scott’s thesis work centered on a provision of Idaho’s water rights law known as the “public interest criterion.” Following graduation and prior to working at USRT, Scott worked for the U.S. Forest Service as both a hydrologic technician and fire ecology technical researcher/writer and an environmental scientist at an environmental consulting firm in Montana. In Scott’s time with USRT, he has worked on many projects relating to climate change, dam licensing/relicensing, state and federal environmental policies and laws, tribal coordination on environmental and natural resource actions, and water quality/quantity.