Scott brings a unique combination of natural resource education, training, and management experience to forest and fuels management challenges. Scott is a 20-year US Forest Service veteran in land management that included a diverse set of roles including District Ranger, Spatial Ecologist, Silviculturist, and Forester. Scott’s perspective and work was highlighted in a recent New Yorker article. After leaving the USFS in 2019, Scott ran a land management consulting practice focused on innovative, collaborative land management approaches. He brings this practice and his rich set of experiences with him to Vibrant Planet. Learn more about our Land Management Services or download Scott’s resume.
Danielle is a research scientist with 8 years of experience in hydrology, water resources management, and environmental sciences. She is passionate about improving natural resource management by developing better tools for decision-making. She worked as an undergraduate and graduate student researcher at UCLA and CU Boulder, in water rights administration and water conservation for the City of Greeley (Colorado), and most recently in water resources engineering for the Center for Water Resources at RTI International where she assisted in the development of water forecast systems for a variety of clients across the United States. She is excited to contribute her unique perspective to support Vibrant Planet’s team and mission. Download Danielle’s resume.
Colton is a researcher in forest and fire ecology whose current work uses remote sensing and geospatial analysis to investigate landscape change due to wildland fire. Colton got his boots dirty in forestry as a pre-sale forester with the Quinault Indian Nation where he became interested in how new technologies could be leveraged to map and model the impacts of disturbance and management on forest ecosystems. Colton has collaborated on research with the U.S. Forest Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, and The Nature Conservancy as well as other universities. His knowledge and expertise span a wide range of ecological phenomena, from microbiology and seedling-soil interactions to remote sensing and landscape scale fire dynamics. Download Colton’s resume.